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Old 03-14-2012, 05:46 AM
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Is anyone familiar with the Boophis Species of Tree Frogs that are available on Kingsnake right now?
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Be careful, they are quite delicate and rarely come in healthy. Getting them etablished is quite hard. I failed miserably last year, unfortunately.
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I've always found them to be very hardy. If they are coming from Dave at Reptile Outpost, I'm be even more inclined to that say. Enjoy them, if they arrive well I not not suspect you'll have any problems. I kept mine in large walk in enclosures with chameleons. Some of the larger species (approx. 4") might be a little too jumpy for smaller cages. Those guys aren't too attractive anyways.
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I've always found them to be very hardy. If they are coming from Dave at Reptile Outpost, I'm be even more inclined to that say. Enjoy them, if they arrive well I not not suspect you'll have any problems. I kept mine in large walk in enclosures with chameleons. Some of the larger species (approx. 4") might be a little too jumpy for smaller cages. Those guys aren't too attractive anyways.
may i ask, what species are you referring to? So you have/had experience with several species? would be interesting to talk about, husbandry info is almost non-existant
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I also had some negative experiences with Boophis species from last year
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Yeah, a few others that I know had similar issues
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Those are some cool frogs....might get some next year.
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Here the only advice I can offer based on the experience of people I know who have worked with the species. Never buy specimens that have been on sale for more than a week(they tend to be malnourished, dehydrated and stressed since the people who sell them tend to be gener wholesalers and not frog specialists) Provide them with large water areas, bright ligh hot spots as well as darker more secluded areas and misting several times a day. Prepaer to accept a certain percentage of casualties. Specimens coming into this country at this time are entering the Malagasy fall and tend to be thin and stressed from the rigors of breeding season. The best time to purchase Malagasy animals are from Sept-January which would correspond with their Spring and Summer.
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Here the only advice I can offer based on the experience of people I know who have worked with the species. Never buy specimens that have been on sale for more than a week(they tend to be malnourished, dehydrated and stressed since the people who sell them tend to be gener wholesalers and not frog specialists) Provide them with large water areas, bright ligh hot spots as well as darker more secluded areas and misting several times a day. Prepaer to accept a certain percentage of casualties. Specimens coming into this country at this time are entering the Malagasy fall and tend to be thin and stressed from the rigors of breeding season. The best time to purchase Malagasy animals are from Sept-January which would correspond with their Spring and Summer.
Not to mention they come from an island with a great deal of speciation, where chytrid has not been detected yet. Lord knows how many New World and Old World pathogens they are exposed to when dumped into a contaminated holding tank full of nasties they have zero resistance to. JVK
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So all this talk of Boophis got me hooked again Just ordered 6 Rappiodes and 6 Microtympanum from a guy in North Jersey who claims to have ordered them himself, quarantined and treated them for a few weeks and sounds quite a bit more knowledgeble than the typical wholesaler. Should be getting them Tuesday will let everyone know how the experiment turns out.
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Good, I was talking to him as well but glad someone else is going to work with them so I do not. haha.
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Good, I was talking to him as well but glad someone else is going to work with them so I do not. haha.
Figured I can take the hit this go around Plus I have an empty 29 gallon Shoreline/Rainforest tank that was just begging for inhabitants.
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