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  1. New Members Introductions
    Hey all, new member from Southwestern Wisconsin; just wanted to send out a feeler for how the hobby is right now (on the macro and local levels) and get myself out there. I've kept animals in some form or another for the last 12 or so years. My first pet was actually an eastern gray tree frog...
  2. Beginner Discussion
    Hey everyone, relatively new (~3 months) dart frog keeper looking to create a larger vivarium for a small colony of Epipedobates tricolor 'Rio'. My current inspiration comes from a relatively new video that I would love to copy a fair number of elements from (waterfall, water feature with nano...
  3. Beginner Discussion
    Could I have killed my springtails and isopods by accident? I set up the substrate with leaf litter and sphagnum moss and put a whole box of dwarf Isos and two boxes of springtails in. They were doing fine. But the liner fleece looked ugly, so I removed the whole substrate and put it into a...
  4. New Members Introductions
    Hi everyone, I just set up my first vivarium. It is 45x45x60cm exoterra. I'm letting it settle while I get the hang of keeping everything happy and culturing fruit flies! Hope to get some frogs in a few weeks.
  5. Beginner Discussion
    This is my fist attempt of a Vivarium build out. Basically followed the tank-less kit from Josh's frog as a template, purchased from a bunch of vendors trying to lower my $$ output. Looking to go with either "Cobalts" or "Banded" Leucs. Now just waiting for the Viv to pretty much have...
  6. New Members Introductions
    Father and Son team looking to set up a vivarium and get into the world of Dart Frogs. We will be doing a lot of research over the next following weeks and will be absorbing as much as we can from the boards. J and C
  7. New Members Introductions
    Hello Everyone! I am a newbie to the hobby--I just started out last month with a pair of D. auratus. Of course, PDFs are like potato chips, so I bought a pair of D. tinctorius azureus and a pair of red galacts last week too (all in separate vivariums, of course). I have been interested in...
  8. Beginner Discussion
    Hello! I debated popping this on the parts/construction forum vs beginners but lets see how this plays out. 36x18x24 exo-terra terrarium that I am starting to get my build ready for. It has a screen lid, and my house is always low humidity so I am anticipating needing to do something to keep...
  9. New Members Introductions
    New to the hobby. I'm working out my sourcing of plants and such now. I am taking it slow and cautiously before i attempt to stock a terrarium. I will be following but looking to make amendments depending on the species to be stocked. I arrived here with wanting to make a set up with orchids...
  10. New Members Introductions
    Hello, I am new to frog keeping and don't currently own any frogs. I have been keeping fish for several years, and have done research and so know the basics of keeping frogs. I was going to start setting up a tank rather soon and I have some questions. First, would you consider Dendrobates...
  11. New Members Introductions
    Hi I am new to owning a dart frog. Finding it fascinating so far. Never thought I would be one to be cultivating bugs. Now I have cultures & containers of different critters creepy crawling for food and clean up. I have yet to brave feeding the flour beetle larva to my auratus. Still looking...
  12. New Members Introductions
    Hello, my name is Carson and I am from Alberta (it's in Canada🇨🇦) I am new to the dart frog hobby however I am experiencied with reptiles. About to build a vivariaim for a group of future dart frogs so I thought I'd join this forum to help me with the research required for viv's and dart frogs...
  13. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    Just finished and planted some stuff. Peperomia Orba on the bottom and Bromeliad Felix and Wild Tiger. Moss up top that is half dead, I think it will come back. I think I may take away the bromeliad on the ghost wood, just not sure where to place it. I am also worried about the bromeliad in...
  14. Beginner Discussion
    Hello! I have currently bought a quite large exo terra vivarium and I am interested in using it to create my first large tropical vivarium. I have created terrariums in the past but I have never made one at this kind of scale before. I guess I kinda just jumped into the deep end and I have some...
  15. New Members Introductions
    Greetings! I've had aquariums of various sorts for most of my life. Been dry for a couple years focusing on rehabbing my house and yard, but just bought a used 15G column tank, with the excuse that I wanted to set up a paludarium to support growing out some tadpoles for my son to watch. Of...
  16. Beginner Discussion
    Hi All, Just found this forum and looks like a great place to get some experience with Dart Frogs. I'm in the UK and just setting up a new vivarium and have a few questions. I'm thinking of going or a pair of Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus'. There seems to be lots of conflicting views on the...
  17. Beginner Discussion
    Good morning all. My husband RicknMo and I have been doing a lot of reading here and other places for the past month or so. We have experience maintaining saltwater reefs tanks and have been talking about dart frogs for a few years now. This is the year for us. We've decided on D. Tinctorius...
  18. 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...
  19. Blog
    Hello all, My name is Kyle, but you can call me KP3. This past Summer I have made and planted my first vivarium. About a month ago I have added two dart frogs. I selected 2 Dendrobates Tinctorious "Cobalt"'s for my 12x12x18 Viv. (If you can provide input on the sex of the 2 frogs that would be...
  20. Beginner Discussion
    Hey everyone! I'm in the "planning" and "purchasing" phase of my first build. I'll be converting a 28 gallon (estimated) hexagon aquarium into a dart frog vivarium. As for my background, I'm familiar with the care and lifestyle of fish and reptiles - and now I'm taking the dive into...
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