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What are the differences, besides locale, between Arena Blanca and Reticulated? They look so similar to my untrained eye.
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Arena Blanca are a different species than reticulata for starters



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Do you mean reticulata? I see in your signature you have Arena Blanca. That is number two on my wish list. Number one are reticulata, just put a deposit on some for the September UE shipment. If we both end up with offspring and you are willing to wait quite a while I'd love to trade with you. I'm in NY as well.
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Everything. Reticulata are smaller, Reticulata lean more towards terrestrial while Arena Blanca are more arboreal. Arena Blanca are much more tolerant of a group setting, while grouping Reticulata can bring out a lot of aggression. Reticulata leave small clutches of 2 or 3 eggs while Arena Blanc can leave much bigger clutches.
Perhaps most importantly, Reticulata are in my collection, while Arena Blanca are not! (leaning against the wall, tapping my foot impatiently, waiting for a group to fall into my lap)
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I do not have retics but do have arena Blanca's and tads in the water. From what I have read and input from Froggers that have bred retics they are easy to stress but others say good breeders. I love my arena Blanca's always see them and mine were very tolerant when in QT being pulling fecals and swabbed for PCR for rana and Chytrid.
Looking forward I personally would choose the arena blanca over the retics, just my opinion.
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Do you mean reticulata? I see in your signature you have Arena Blanca. That is number two on my wish list. Number one are reticulata, just put a deposit on some for the September UE shipment. If we both end up with offspring and you are willing to wait quite a while I'd love to trade with you. I'm in NY as well.
Made a deposit myself too on some Retics the the Sept shipment

The Arena Blanca seems to be better in groups than the Retics, but both fantastic frogs.
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Reticulata Which I have,have a lot more pop with their reds.I can see them from across the room because of how electric the reds are.I have seen the arenas in person and they are beautiful frogs but look much more like amazonicus to me.Although I have seen pics that look like retics,I haven't seen any that look like that in person.Don't get me wrong,I wouldn't say no to a group
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Arena Blanca ARE amazonicus



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Arena Blanca ARE amazonicus
I took it that Lou knows that, and is commenting that they don't look as much like Retics as the OP says they do. They are Amazonicus and they look like Amazonicus.
Am I right, Lou?
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I'm laid out on painkillers with a busted foot. Subtlety is lost on me at the moment



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I took it that Lou knows that, and is commenting that they don't look as much like Retics as the OP says they do. They are Amazonicus and they look like Amazonicus.
Am I right, Lou?
Perhaps I should have said Iquitos or something,but yes that is what I meant.
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arena blanca are much bigger then retics too, one would say they are kinda like imitators in the sense that they are mimicking retics
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I've only seen pics of reticulata.. Thank you everyone for the replies. Currently I'm raising Arena Blanca tads so there's gong to be quite some time before I have froglets to sell trade or otherwise.
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well with thumbs is not unsusual for them to mature at 6 months and start breeding then, i have had then breed at 4 months totally unexpected.
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That's a nice surprise. I have 4 ATM so I'm hoping to end up with a good breeding group and I've got a pretty descent viv setup and growing in for them. 3 different springtail types and 2 different isopods seeded. 4 film canisters behind the broms and prayer plant

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the big brom looks like "TEQUILA"

If so, its going to get WAAAAY too big for that viv. The one on my porch is almost 18" across



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That's a neoregelia " big O". According to the website I purchased it from its nearly full grown.
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Arena Blanca...

Two of my breeding group are almost identical to retics I have seen in pictures and have had past retic owners comment at how simular they look.

They are close enough to see the simularities anyway, I don't think anyone would get one confused with the other. Although the patterns are quite variable the other two in my group have what could be considered amazonica patterns...

Arena froglets so far have morphed out smaller then typical thumbs. I have had some of my tads morph as small as pum froglets and be quite difficult toget to eat and gain size and weight. I don't think you can go wrong with either in your collection.



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