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Oh, Pfft! I was looking for frogs in the first 3 days worth of pictures!!! Kept staring at them wondering where in the heck they were! Lol!

Anyhow...Good luck with them! They are cute frogs and it looks like your going to have quite a few handfuls of them!
 

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are these the imports from last year?
did you re-cool them?
how did you condition them?

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They are from the second shipment that came in last year. I re-cooled them following the procedure Seth Dotty used on his care sheet, although my temps were at 48 degrees F for a week. Followed it with two weeks of heavy feeding and light misting 3x a day. Moved them into a rain chamber and let the rain go for 2 days straight. Had eggs on the second night, the second video link I posted has pretty good footage of the female attempting to push the eggs out.
 

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Wow, amazing. Love seeing eggs into frog pics, it's so amazing how something so small is so cool.
 

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how did you cool them? i'm trying to figure out some method for that with little success.

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Nothing too fancy basically used an empty fridge (dorm type) kept a digital thermometer with probe inside and monitored for a week to get it fine tuned to the temp I wanted it. Used the large containers I want to say 120oz (joshfrogs) had moist soil as the substrate and grape leaves. Kept temps around 49 Degrees.
 

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In case anybody is wondering, I took a little bit of substrate from the parents tank, seems to be holding springtails really well. Saw one of the first toadlets eating some of the springtails keeping my fingers crossed. Have about 30 out of the water so far. Many more still in most have at least their back legs only 2 seem to be stuck in that no development stage.
 

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So these guys are officially eating me out of house and home. New morphs have slowed down to maybe 2-3 every few days. Still have about 20 in the water with 60 ootw. I've lost approx. 12 total morphs, some deaths have been perplexing as some looked like they had bloat (sides swollen and red) others seemed like they got stuck on the side and died there, meaning I found them where they had climbed up the side of the container and died there.

Little odd I must say, but I've seen it happen on the leaf litter as well, where one will be moving, then you can see the back leg stay in a spot as the little guy tugs forward till he breaks free. Anybody else observe anything similar to this? Seems to happen only with the younger individuals, the others that are starting to get their colors show no signs of it.
 

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it looks like you're keeping them pretty wet.. I'd either lighten up on the water or add more leaf litter so they can stay a little drier than that if they want to. There's a lot of stuff that can lead to bloat, but bacterial infection seems like a possibility as wet as it is in there.
 
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