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Hello!

This week most frogs have been calling and started laying clutches again after the end of the simulated dry season.
This means most frogs are also very bold now so I was able to take some good shots this week.


1.0 P.Terribilis. He was calling on top of this monkeypod waiting for his female to join him.

2.1 D.T.Azurues. The female is tapping the male(s) to make them ready for breeding. After the males call, she looks for a perfect spot to lay her clutch. The 2 males are already +15 years old and by far the best breeders in my collection.

1.0 D.T.Patricia. Was calling his female. She was already in the trumpetnut waiting for him to join.

1.0 O.Escudo. In march he will be joined by a new female.

0.0.2 O.P.Bastimentos "Red Frog Beach", 2-3 month old F1 offspring.

1.1 D.T.Tumucumaque. The female is tapping the male to make him ready for breeding. After the male calls, she looks for a perfect spot to lay her clutch.
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Not seeing any images in this thread. Am I the only one?
I think you are. Looks like the photos are imbedded and link to a sharing site, so likely a browser setting or extension is holding you up. Try a different browser.
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Guess where I am hanging out!

Hint: the air travel distance between this place and home is 5,559 miles. 馃槃
Based on the mileage, it is either Los Angeles California or Shanghai China. :p

Some photos of the wildlife would help us narrow it down. :)
I think that's a great article, Tijl. You put a lot of information into relatively few words, which is an uncommon skill. I really liked the light touch you used in addressing important issues like paludaria, and the space needs and longevity of darts.

I'm troubled by the choice of the opening photo, especially since Aquarium Hobbyist is published in the US where that morph isn't legal to keep. Some other photo would have done the job equally well (especially given the quality of all the photos -- wow!).

I would think that articles that are outside of the main focal area of a publication would have a tendency to be lower quality than the main articles, but this clearly isn't the case this time. That magazine is lucky they found you, and the dart frog hobby is fortunate that you're the one who reached across the fence on our behalf. :)
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Just a heads up for US residents: getting involved in any sort of 'hands-on-frogs' way with this project for this species isn't possible in any straightforward way under US federal law, as there are no CITES exports on record for this species into or out of any country.
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That's interesting and useful information.

Not sure how that would fit into US legislation exactly. As an EU Annex B species being moved within the EU for noncommercial purposes no EU permits are needed (source). US law doesn't distinguish between commercial and non-commercial transport, though, and of course a CITES permit would be needed for export from the EU. I've heard of cases in which USFWS retains ownership of confiscated animals while they're in the care of zoos as a legal workaround; something like this would have to be in place on the US end for this to be strictly legal. US law prohibits even transportation of such species regardless of who owns them, so this would be a challenging situation.

At any rate, this sounds like a great way to structure the program. Best of luck to you in breeding them. :)
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