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Old 05-30-2012, 01:21 AM
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I have 1 Female and 2 Male RETF living together sense October 2011. One of the males calls quiet often and I have even seen him on her back several times for a day or two.

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I have also experienced this white material on the glass and leaves a few times I am unsure if it is from the male or female. The odd part is this is usually a day or two after I have seen the male on the females back.

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Is this from the male or female? Are they just getting close to mating and not quiet mature enough? Are they possibly missing something in their diet, I currently feed them every 2 to 3 days with crickets that are gut loaded and dusted with vitamins (Calcium with Vitamin D and Herptivite)? I have read a lot about a rain vivs but, I do not have one set up for them but I do mist their viv heavily a few times in the evening especially when it is raining or has rained.
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Are you providing a water feature for eggs to be deposited/fall into?
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Tree frogs are seasonal breeders. They definitely need a rain chamber to induce mating.

The males will always mount the females regardless if the female is ready or not.
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Are you providing a water feature for eggs to be deposited/fall into?
Yes I have a water feature in my viv with a pool at the bottom of it big enough for my female to fit in comfortably.
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Tree frogs are seasonal breeders. They definitely need a rain chamber to induce mating.

The males will always mount the females regardless if the female is ready or not.
So even with heavy misting that is not enough?

The males will always mount does that mean she may not be mature enough to produce eggs or it is not the correct season?
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Contact Mike Novy (Kermit2) ...

hes not on here very often, but tree frogs are his specialty and he knows more about tree frogs then u n i probably ever will. He is also one of 2 people in the world (private sector) that has bred certain species of tree frogs. (I cant remember the species).

If anyone can give u the info u need its him.
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So even with heavy misting that is not enough?

The males will always mount does that mean she may not be mature enough to produce eggs or it is not the correct season?
Probably not the correct season. I really cant tell u anything bc i do not keep tree frogs and have zero experience with them. But what i do know is that tree frogs need a distinct wet & dry season to induce breeding and misting pales in comparison to the amount of water thats created in a rain chamber.
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The white material is shed skin and mucous.... red eyes do best in groups (more males calling the better the response). If you watch the weather forcasts and start increased misting to bump the humidity up before the front reaches you, you have a better chance of getting eggs.

I would also suggest switching from herptivite to a supplement that contains vitamin A in the form of a retinyl palmitate or retinyl acetate..

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Thank you for the information and advice about the vitamins...

I am in Florida so I am currently getting the every day afternoon rains.

I would have never thought the white stuff was their skin/mucous as I don't see it that often and the most recent time I have seen it, it was in three different spots.

I have 2 males and a female, one of the males calls often the other one not as often or at least that I have seen. The one that calls is the first one I got as a gift and when I got him some friends I ended up getting a male and a female. All of them came from the same store but the store special ordered them for me so I am unsure of their ages.

I am not really ready to have them bread yet but if they where trying to I wanted to be sure I was not depriving them of what they needed.
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If your not ready to breed them, then reduce the misting/spraying of the tank. This will reduce calling as well as help reduce the chance that female will ovulate eggs.

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How can u tell when females are ovulating?
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