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  1. Beginner Discussion
    Hello everyone my name is Corey and I am new to keeping poison dart frogs. I have just one frog at the moment ( dendrobates auratus) housed in a 40 gallon breeder tank. The tank temperature is kept at about 75 degrees and humidity stays around 85%. My question is in regards to feeding my frog...
  2. Beginner Discussion
    So, I just made my first fruit fly culture using joshs frogs fruit fly culture kit. I realized though that some of my fruit flies.. I guess drowned :( they are dead in the media. Is this usual? Is there a way to prevent this? Loop
  3. Beginner Discussion
    Can fruit flies successfully reproduce in a viv? Long stupid scenario but: I first noticed my sips getting less excited at feeding time. First I was worried about decreased appetite and thriving but then I realized there was still a ton of undusted FF by my banana slice. Watching more carefully...
  4. Food & Feeding
    I have an issue. I heavily dust my FFs with Repashy Calcium Plus. Add multiple “feeding stations” (I’ve found orange slices decompose at a slower rate) in the tank since FFs have a tendency to scatter and be in multiple areas. However can within 10 minutes, my FFs are no longer dusted. The...
  5. New Members Introductions
    Anyone ever thought of cutting a hole in the lid of a fruit fly jar and then covering it with a piece of duct tape that only has part of its sticky part exposed on either end- and the area that would be above the hole itself would be taped over so that no sticky-ness would be exposed? Does that...
  6. Beginner Discussion
    Hi All.. Million dollar question.. How many fruit flies will 3 Azureus eat per week? And how often should they be fed Thanks Ben
  7. Beginner Discussion
    Hello all, I am new to the forum and don't currently own any darts. I have been researching though and would like to know opinions on which species would be good for a newbie. I have a 20 long viv I recently planted, nothing living in it right now, and I thought I might like to keep a couple...
  8. Food & Feeding
    I have had dart frogs for a year now and enjoy them very much. The problem that I have is keeping food. With the bipolar weather here in Louisiana, it is extremely difficult keeping fruit fly cultures from crashing. One day it is 80 degrees and humid, the next day it is 30 degrees and no...
  9. Food & Feeding
    So i recently set up a nice tank and for the moment my frogs are growing and soon will out grow their temp tank. I want to move them into my bigger tub with plants, and was wondering if there is a way to keep the flies in one area of the tank for the frogs, like a bait? I want to make sure they...
  10. Food & Feeding
    I've been raising my leuc froglets on melos for a while now and was thinking that I should probably switch them over to hydei's since they're bigger. I also have some variabilis but I figure I'd keep them on the melos since thumbs are so tiny. How long do you all raise froglets on melos for...
  11. Food & Feeding
    Which suppliments would you recomend I dust my flies with in order for the frogs to gain weight fast? I've been using a generic calcium powder with vitamin D because it was left over, and the frogs seem to be growing steadily, but now I'm thinking about switching it up. Also are there any...
  12. Food & Feeding
    Hey guys, I'm totally new to dart frogs. I currently keep two blue tongued skinks, and I have kept a cuban tree frog in the past. Understandably, I have never had to deal with any of the tiny little insects that dart frogs need, and know nothing about their nutrition. I was looking at Josh's...
  13. Vendor Deals
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  14. Food & Feeding
    hi everyone, ive been feeding my dart frogs fruit flies, i was running out or flies and i tried to make a fruit fly culture so i wont have to keep buying them and it still hasn't cultivated yet. i went to the pet store where i buy my flies and they didnt have and and said they will till next...
  15. Food & Feeding
    I am just getting tired and frustrated on this matter of not having enough flies to feed my frogs after a week I must be doing something wrong here because every 2 weeks or so Im in need of fruit flies and I have to go out and buy some.I I breed both D.hydei and D.Mela. right now i have 7...
  16. Food & Feeding
    Hi, I am pretty new to keeping PDF (I have two D. tinctorius, and I was wondering what is the best way to go about starting and caring for fruit fly cultures. I have two cultures of C. Hydei and two cultures of D. melanogaster. It seems like every time that I have a culture it only lasts...
  17. General Discussion
    In your next life (If there is one) somehow you were Reincarnated into a captive Dart frog. Which species are you??, what dining experience would you prefer, What lanscape of plants you want around you, and who's vivarium on dendroboard would you move into?( you can't pick your own viv.. That's...
  18. Food & Feeding
    Hi, I'm interested in raising fruit fly's for profit. I already raise mealworms and getting superworms and dubias next. Fruit Fly's would help spark some interest in the dart frog community when I start selling feeder insects. Would like to do spring tails and the such, but that's for a later...
  19. Vendor Deals
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  20. General Health & Disease Treatment
    I have three imitators, and they all appear healthy. They are pooping so I know they are eating something. The viv was well seeded with spring tails before population. My concern is this, the FF are dusted with calcium and vitimins. The springtails are not. Arn't these frogs going to have...
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