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  1. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    My ranitomeya imitator FINALLY laid eggs! I was stoked!!!! but unfortunately, they were duds =( So i decided next time around, I'll let the parents, be parents. I wasn't checking for eggs aggressively. So last week, when I was feeding them, I checked my bromeliads, my small water bowl, and film...
  2. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    Hi, ive had 3 leucs for around 2 years, they've never bred so i always thought they were three males as they are always calling. This morning when I went to feed them one appeared with a tadpole on his back. the viv is large and there are lots of plants so there could easily be more tads in...
  3. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    Hello, I am new to the world of tadpole rearing and very new to this forum (just joined this afternoon). I am volunteering in a herpetology lab where the resident leucomelas frogs have been laying like crazy. I finally had two tadpoles hatched out and set up, but both died today. One had been...
  4. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I have 1.2 auratus and I've left the breeding up to them since I'm not actively trying to get tadpoles. I do keep two little water cups around just in case. A few weeks back I had one tadpole in each cup, and then a week or so later, a third in one of the cups. I know cannibalizing does occur...
  5. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I am not trying to breed my auratus, but they don't seem to notice. I don't put in petri dishes anymore, and I'm keeping the viv drier than usual, but the male still calls occasionally and the females still lay eggs. The few clutches I've seen have not been good though, probably because I'm not...
  6. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I've done a bunch of reading about eggs and tads, but I'm still confused about a couple of things. 1. The Egg Care Sheet on this forum has a link to a discussion about water temperature, but I get a "not found" when I go there. This is my major concern. Even though I live in SoCal, it's often...
  7. Epipedobates
    Wondering if most folks pull eggs/ tads or if they let them tank raise? I have E.Anthonyi "Santa Isabel". My pair is hiding some eggs, and laying some in a petri in the tank. So far I have pulled the petri eggs into my breeding room, and left the tads I have found in their water feature...
  8. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I was redoing the viv, when I found something slimy in an oak leaf.. it turned out to be 9 tads, 2 that made it out if the membrane, and 7 very close, all the same size and development.. its a 1.1 so it had to be from the lone female. I read that a usual clutch is 1-3 but 9? Wierd huh? Anyways...
  9. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    Can "Super Blue" auratus tadpoles be raised communal in one container or should each tadpole be raised in it's own container? Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
  10. Mantella
    Dear all, I am currently working with F. Andreone as a trainee (most of you might know him, I found some of his articles in this forum) in order to assess the effect of Mantella pet trade in Madagascar. For our model, we need reliable estimates of fecundity, life span and mortality rates but...
  11. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    Hey Everyone, I have several northern variabilis that are very close to having their front legs pop. Once they do how long should I wait to tilt their container / what else do I need to do. Should I reduce the amount of water? Thanks, Nathan
  12. Food & Feeding
    Hi All, Breeding frogs and rearing tadpoles is one of the most enjoyable aspects of our hobby, and becoming ever more important to the survival of many species. In the course of working with numerous species at home and in zoos, I’ve compiled a list of commercial foods that have proven...
  13. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I am wondering how those of you who perform water changes go about it. Do you setup another container and then nudge the tadpole into it or do you try to replace the water inplace? Please let me know your water change process. Thanks, Nathan
  14. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    So i've searched the forums but couldnt find a straight answer. If i breed a pair of leucs, and their vivarium has a pool of water in it with a slope for easy transition in and out, can i leave the eggs in the viv?when they hatch, the male will take them to the water right? but i want to know if...
  15. Blog
    Thought would be fun to show the stages of #eggs to #dartfrogs.
  16. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I have a trio of Luecomelas that have recently reached adulthood. I received my first clutch of 3 eggs about 2 weeks ago and one made it through and is currently a tadpole! A couple of days ago I added more leaf litter and added petri dishes under a few of the leaves because I noticed that they...
  17. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    I have a 90 gallon tank with 8 adult luecs. They have a shallow retention pond within the tank but when they finally have produced eggs they placed all the tadpoles into a single water-filled dendro pod. Should I remove the pod and split the tadpoles up or are they going to be alright within...
  18. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I've got a male Imitator who has been carrying around the same tadpole for over 24 hours. He has successfully transported tadpoles before, and I made sure there were plenty of available bromeliad pools, but I'm starting to wonder what's going on. Is this normal behavior? How long could a tadpole...
  19. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    So my frogs have laid two batches of eggs that have hatched prematurely. They still had the red gills. But now they've absorbed the gills and will wiggle when I nudge the petri dish. When I noticed they were hatching out I submerged them. Should I try vitamin A supplements for the parents? What...
  20. Beginner Discussion
    I have finally decided on purchasing some P.Vittatus darts after realizing they would be the best option for my tank. Just wanted to know some of you guys personal experience with keeping, sexing ,breeding, feeding & raising your tads. How many u have in your viv & aggression issues if any. For...
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