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So Ive had a group of 4 terribilis for a little over 4 years now. a little over a month ago they finally started breeding. This is my first experience with breeding PDFs, so far Ive got 11 tadpoles and another clutch of 11 that are about to hatch. I was just curious if there is much of a demand for terribilis froglets? and if people who do breed, do you just sell on this board? or are there other avenues? I never planned on trying to make money off of my frogs, just been ejoying the process of hatching tadpoles and watching them morph, but will soon have way more froglets than I intended to keep.
 

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Congrats on patiently waiting out your terribs-- when it finally does happen, they'll give you large clutches. There always is a demand for frogs that are fearless, you only obstacle is having the capacity to deal with the large clutches.
So Ive had a group of 4 terribilis for a little over 4 years now. a little over a month ago they finally started breeding. This is my first experience with breeding PDFs, so far Ive got 11 tadpoles and another clutch of 11 that are about to hatch. I was just curious if there is much of a demand for terribilis froglets? and if people who do breed, do you just sell on this board? or are there other avenues? I never planned on trying to make money off of my frogs, just been ejoying the process of hatching tadpoles and watching them morph, but will soon have way more froglets than I intended to keep.
 

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Demand for most of the 'common' species of dart frogs fluctuates according to availability and trends (driven these days by social media). One year everyone's hunting for Mints, a couple years later they're all on sale, another couple of years later no one's breeding them again.

I would enjoy raising some clutches and then try to shut them down again before they overwhelm you with clutches, which they're fully capable of. I'm actually not breeding any of my Blackfoots this year, giving the females a break and avoiding too many froglets.

Shutting them down can be tricky; reduced misting with somewhat reduced caloric intake seems to do the trick. You obviously want to avoid dehydrating them; what's worked for me is making sure they have adequate access to moisture by providing them with clay-based mud wallows (there are a few threads on this board regarding Montmorillonite clay) while ensuring the leaf litter dries out.
 

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Thanks, this was going to be my next question!

Shutting them down can be tricky; reduced misting with somewhat reduced caloric intake seems to do the trick. You obviously want to avoid dehydrating them; what's worked for me is making sure they have adequate access to moisture by providing them with clay-based mud wallows (there are a few threads on this board regarding Montmorillonite clay) while ensuring the leaf litter dries out.
 

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Ive got a whole room in my house dedicated just to frogs. just went and bought a bookshelf to hold all of the tadpoles, Ive been doing the method Joshs Frogs recommends using deli cups for each tadpole with RO water, tadpole tea and almond leaves. Been working out so far.

Congrats on patiently waiting out your terribs-- when it finally does happen, they'll give you large clutches. There always is a demand for frogs that are fearless, you only obstacle is having the capacity to deal with the large clutches.
 

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, Ive been doing the method Joshs Frogs recommends using deli cups for each tadpole with RO water, tadpole tea and almond leaves. Been working out so far.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you can raise terribilis tadpoles communally just fine. No need for 300 individual cups.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you can raise terribilis tadpoles communally just fine. No need for 300 individual cups.
This is correct. I used to raise them individually to monitor them but find they do fine communally -- in fact I think their feeding response is stronger, maybe spurred by competition.
 
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