I have been wondering this myself for the past few years. I remembered them as being a bright solid red with cobalt/navy blue legs.How come the blue jeans of today don't look very similar to the ones of 20 years ago? The colors aren't nearly what I remember. Also when did blue jeans get a patterned back?
Is it just me or does its right foot look a bit wonky? Maybe its just angle and coloration playing a trick though.
Thanks for your concern guys, but his foot is actually fine. Just a bad shot. Here is a better one that shows his foot. When you look closely at this picture, it may have just appeared that way as the inner part of his foot is lighter blue. In any case, he's fine.It looks like the bottom of his foot is pointing upward. Anyway congrats
How come the blue jeans of today don't look very similar to the ones of 20 years ago? The colors aren't nearly what I remember. Also when did blue jeans get a patterned back?
I have been wondering this myself for the past few years. I remembered them as being a bright solid red with cobalt/navy blue legs.
You're dead on James! My new pic showing his foot proves it. That is also what I've always heard about BJs too. A lot of variability in the morph.they are pretty variable. also we had BJs come in from both CR and Nicaragua giving us even more variations within the "morph". there is a TON of bad info and missing data for BJs. some even suspect that they are a separate Oophaga sp. (typographica). the ones i remember (the nicaraguans) also had white venters.
nice looking froglet! i think the leg just looks a little weird with the angle of the pic. looks great to me!
So it would appear that there is a lot of variability now in the wild Costa Rica Blue Jeans. Maybe 20 years ago they were only collecting the brightest ones?Phil, the pics were taken near Quepos, and the keeper said the frogs were from the jungle near the zoo.
The ones I saw in the wild, were near the Quepo's Volcano.
Thanks Brett!he's a STUD. i've got a couple of BJs on hold for when they're ready to move away from their parents. i can't wait. i've decided they're moving into my big exo instead of the escudos like i planned before. new escudo house is in the works.
you guys have one amazing collection!
I was not doubting that it was indeed a blue jeans nor that yours is as you stated, I was just pointing out how I remember them looking back in the day. It was not meant to be taken as a smear comment at all. Oh and congrats on the froglet he/she is beautiful.I hope people are just commenting as I know for a fact he is of the Rich Frye line and I can prove it. I've never heard anybody question Rich about about passing off frogs, claiming they are something else.