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I'm currently watching the Madagascar documentary. So far, it has been very interesting. Though lemurs have been the main subject so far, there has been a segment on pygmy chameleons, Phelsuma geckos, Nepenthes pitcher plants, and what they have called a golden bamboo frog. Has anyone heard of this? It is a black frog with a golden back. I'm assuming it's similar to a Mantella but not sure. According to the program, they are egg feeders. I was just curious to know if anyone has heard of it.

Also, if anyone's interested, it lasts another hour and will re-air at 10 P.M. central time.
 

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Watching it myself....Pretty good show.


I'm currently watching the Madagascar documentary. So far, it has been very interesting. Though lemurs have been the main subject so far, there has been a segment on pygmy chameleons, Phelsuma geckos, Nepenthes pitcher plants, and what they have called a golden bamboo frog. Has anyone heard of this? It is a black frog with a golden back. I'm assuming it's similar to a Mantella but not sure. According to the program, they are egg feeders. I was just curious to know if anyone has heard of it.

Also, if anyone's interested, it lasts another hour and will re-air at 10 P.M. central time.
 

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I really enjoyed this series. Island biogeography is truly fascinating. Is Attenborough narrating the American version or did they replace him?
 

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I saw that and turned it on right when they had the part with the mantellas, so good timing. That "golden bamboo frog" was a Mantella laevigata. It had some cool footage of the tadpoles eating the infertile eggs.
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I thought it was some type of Mantella but couldn't find any reference to Golden Bamboo Frog. I'm assuming this Mantella isn't an obligate egg-feeder but naturally feeds on infertile eggs, correct? I agree that it was great footage!
 
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