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I have become fascinated with Blue jeans pumilio, and could possibly get ahold of some, and i was wondering about some things. Are pumilio more of a vertical species? Like are they more like the vents with what spaces they occupy in the vivarium? Also, what are the best bromeliads for pumilo? Thanks
 

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pumilio dwell in the leaf litter in the wil most of the time (as I understand it), but use bromeliads to rear their young... which are on trees. they will use all the space you give them. if you can get some blue jeans, HOOK ME UP :D ! lol. i would love to get some. as for their choice in broms... i have heard they prefer smaller ones... but i am unsure of this. i would like to see a study done (or if some one knows of one, please let me know) about which broms they choose and their success (which would be determined by more factors then just the brom type) with them. oh well, contact me privately if you can get some blue jeans for me lol.
 

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thanks

thanks for that info and the site earlier-- i'll read that stuff when i'm not overloaded with crap to do haha
 

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pumilio housing

We had blue jeans and successfully bred them. We had them in a 30 H terrarium. Ours would come down to the ground to eat, but most of the time they were in the top 3rd of the tank hanging out in the plants.

They are definitely a species to be kept in a high terrarium.

Before anyone gets excite, we do not have them anymore.

Melis
 

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Thanks alot for the info-- how many frogs did you have in the 30 high? How come you got rid of them? What was the success rate with them? Sorry about all of these questions, but i'm very curious.

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I have never kept them but have observed them in the wild, a whole lot of them. The only place I ever saw them was on the ground in the leaf litter but I wasn't looking up in trees for them since there were so many on the ground. This is just in 2 small areas in Costa Rica so I am sure there are many other places where their tendencies are different
 

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bromeliads for pumilio

One of easiest species of bromeliads is Neo. compacta. They do not get overly large but provide enough water in the leaf bracts for the pumilio to successfully raise their young. They will grow with two fluorescent bulbs, and eventually they will create a canopy in the vivarium as they expand to catch the available light. Some breeders have reported more young being produced with misting systems, as this flushes out the water in the plants. Another thing to consider is using multiple bromeliads in a tank. Many eggfeeders seem to produce more in vivariums that offer many choices for raising young. The males will also have many perches to call from. Tropiflora in Sarasota FL has this bromeliad and you can order by mail.

Eric Malolepsy
 
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