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Can someone please post pics of their P. bicolor setup? I am setting up an Exo terra 18x18x24 for a few juvies and would love some ideas for the background and decor. Thanks
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Get in touch with Mike Novy at rainforestjunkies.com, he breeds these giants and would have all the care tips and husbandry techniques in necessity...
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Isnt P. bicolor a dart frog, is there some morph of waxies called this?
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Phyllomedusa bicolor
Phyllobates bicolor
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Yeah the Phyllomedusa bicolor is the largest of the clan -awesome frog !
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Any sources for available captive bred stock in the US?
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Still waiting for Michael Novy to set up his breeders this season and give 'em all a go! Apparently, he gets daily emails on the subject, so we're not alone in the desire for the Giants...
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They have 3 at Fauna in NYC. I saw them there this weekend, their heads are gigantic!!! Very cool frog!! I would image that an adult would need a bigger setup than a 18x18x24 though.
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They really don't move much, so an 18x18x24 is sufficient for a pair.
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They really don't move much, so an 18x18x24 is sufficient for a pair.
While a cage of that size would be sufficient for captive borns, I would recommend nothing less than a 2' by 2' by 4' screen cage for WCs. They tend to stress easily and are subject to nose rub in smaller cages. In addition as a canopy dweller they are really better off with the ventilation that a screen can provide as well as a decent hotspot and a source of UV lighting.
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Contact Mike Novy (rainforestjunkys.com) about cb animals. That's a picture of several of his cb F1 females that he's planning on breeding this year.
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The Wild Caught animals take a beating, I would wait for the prized Captive Bred ones to be honest, it'll be worth it. As I told you, he hasn't bred them YET this year, so be patient with Mike. You can ways try P. sauvagii, they're smaller but a close relative and nearly as 'waxy' -- plus I believe he has these in at the moment
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Funny pic, Zack *grin*
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While a cage of that size would be sufficient for captive borns, I would recommend nothing less than a 2' by 2' by 4' screen cage for WCs. They tend to stress easily and are subject to nose rub in smaller cages. In addition as a canopy dweller they are really better off with the ventilation that a screen can provide as well as a decent hotspot and a source of UV lighting.
I have mine in almost this exact same setup. A fully screened cage with a moist bottom in my case moistened poret foam (which is washable), two large branches, and a water bowl. I live in Southern California and it's very arid here and they seem to do fine. I mist once in the morning and once at dusk but it's a lighter misting. They soak themselves almost religiously at night then eat then sleep. I also have an infra red basking lamp for them at night as it gets cool here at night they will climb up towards the lamp and stay at their comfortable gradient.

I have had mine WC for 2 yrs now and they seem to be doing just fine, although I had some close calls with parasites last year and a bacteria infection on one of the guys backs. After getting proper meds from Dr. Fry and following his regiment exactly as he prescribed they recovered fine.
WC is definitely a risk for parasites, stressed out individuals, and generally just more prone to health issues.

I have another group of CB ones from Novy a little older than my wc they have not had any problems since they were froglets. I would definitely recommend CB over the WC as they are much easier to care for and less chance of any health issues.

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I thought about getting a Waxy but you have to have a warm/hot room for them and a cool room for darts.....
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Here is a picture of 2 I found in Bolivia, had to climb the tree at night about 20ft to get the photos, hehe. The other is a phyllo. campa.


but lovely frog.





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arielelf- I was just at fauna, where in NYC are you?
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You could probably keep 'em all in the same room, just have different lights: i.e. LEDS for the DARTS and CPL/SPOTS for the Tree Frogs and Waxies and Geckos! Problem Solved

Speaking of which, I switched a few compact flourescent bulbs out for light-your-reptile LED bulbs, and the DIFFERENCE is ASTOUNDING to say the least............especially HEAT output AND lighting!!!! I'll have to do a write up for sure
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I live in Ditmas Park Brooklyn, but work across town from Fauna.

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