This serious behavior Q is for anyone with real experience with phyllomedusines, specifically:
My question is only about behavior
--Are all of these four guys obligate nocturnal, I mean the way a red eye is so #[email protected]
! nocturnal? I have never maintained any phyllomedusines. I have no interest in any frog that wants me to stay up till 1 AM for me to observe it, and the folded up on the leaf schtick gets tired real fast.
I understand that many "tree frogs" are nocturnal. But I have kept many frogs that will bask in the open, and come out early evening before all the lights are off, hoping to be fed.
In 28 years, have kept
All 14 of these species--all of them
--will come out before all the lights go out (and many long before early evening!). None
pull the red eye stunt of, "turn that light on and I'm gone." (I confess, I can't #@$! stand that...) And most, btw, can be hand fed.
This is a lifestyle issue--I do best with animals that are active around the dinner hour (Our
dinner hour, you wise guyz
). I simply do not have the time or patience for red lights, glo lights, flash lights,etc.
SO: Do any of the above phyllomedusines get with the program, or do they all behave like red eyes ?
(Meaning, I stick with hylids, hyperoliids, rhacophorids)
I thank you guys in advance for the heads up.
Also had this casque headed thing (No, not
Triprion) long grey guy with a flat, round, disc shaped face. Never able to definitely ID. Came in with some tropical plants with Cuban tree frogs, but who knows the real origin of south Florida herps? Bit nervous, voracious eater.
P.S.S. 1:25 AM: I had a Trachycephalus atlas?!? How?!?