i have seen first hand frogs die of stress related to microfauna. stating that it will be fine isnt entirely accurate. they might be ok, but they might not.They will not hurt PDF as the feed off the plants but they could stress the PDF's in mass amounts however they are good food for PDF's mine eat them all the time.
this is a blanket statement that isnt necessarily true. large populations of ANY microfauna can and will stress frogs to death. i have witnessed it first hand.Either way spider mites or grain mites aren't a threat.
death of an animal is death regardless of cause. its important to remember that your threads are public and available for others who may be having a similar issue. your satisfaction related to the question being answered is secondary to the plethora of other users who may find this thread in an attempt to seek answers to their questions as well.I meant a threat as for their well being, as in the mites attacking or feeding on the frogs.
its very easy to stress frogs to death with microfauna. and without having kept dart frogs, i cant see an accurate way to determine what is or isnt enough (in terms of population size and density) to cause fatal levels of stress.I know about the dangerous of stress and there isn't even enough springs in there for the frogs even to get stressed and I haven't seen anymore mites.
im stating an important consideration that could potentially help other members who stumble on this thread and readyou are just nitpicking.
. which may or may not be the case. in fact there was a recent thread where a new hobbyist introduced 3 otherwise healthy frogs to a vivarium with too much microfauna and they died within 24 hours. this is important information, whether or not you choose to see it that way is unrelated to the importance of the dissemination of correct and useful info.Either way spider mites or grain mites aren't a threat.
great minds.....I prefer to think of it as correcting misinformation. It's not about you. It's about other people reading the thread.
my response was not an attack in any way, rather it was in reference to my own personal observations. i would ask you if, then you would place a frog into the booming culture that has less microfauna than the leaf litter? of course not. animals in small enclosed spaces react differently than those in the wild, to many stressors, like microfauna or temperature variation. both of which are deadly at different ranges in captivity(IME).which may or may not be the case.