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Ok I have pulled this all together and I think it is very close. I would though like for costaricalvr12 to update where each reference was used with (#) for each.

Anyone else see anything that is needed?
 

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Re: Dendrobates Galactonotus - Intermediate *UPDATED*

costaricalvr12 - If you could put the reference numbers after the sections that you referenced that information from so that we can give proper source credit, that would be great. Currently I have no idea where you referenced what, so I can't put the references in the correct order (they should be listed in the order in which the sources first appear in the care sheet).


Updated morph descriptions because I'm just never satisfied... lol. Cleaned up, corrected, and added some of of costaricalvr12's stuff that I liked the wording of to the morphs...

Note: These morphs represent unique subpopulations in the wild that share general physical characteristics, and for that reason different morphs should not be mixed.


Note from KeroKero - There is a lot of confusion over morphs, and part of it has to do with inconsistent use of names (ex= golden vs. solid orange), confusion over what names mean (ex= a '95% orange' galac can have more or less than 95% of its body covered with orange, but the percentage should not be changed to reflect that as the name is not that literal, and a 95% orange is not a 75% orange bred to have more color, they are different populations, percentage was just a label to differentiate between the two), and using generalized names that cover more than one morph (such as the various orange morphs). This guide includes information gathered from a number of resources including long time keepers that know the respective history of morphs they are working with, and includes all definite morphs of Galacs known (at least by this author) that may be present in the hobby at this time.


'Lemon Yellow': Very similar in markings to the 'Orange' form, the coloration is instead a bright, flat yellow that does not extend to the hind limbs as regularly as it does in the 'Orange' form. A relative late comer to the US hobby, even more recently a second "bloodline"/possible morph has been imported, called the "German Line". It is currently unknown if these are from a separate locality, and they are kept separate for this reason. More information can be found on the Pumilio.com D. galactonotus 'Lemon Yellow' morph profile.

'95% Orange': (aka '90% Orange', 'Yellow-Orange', '95% Yellow-Orange', 'Para') Probably the most confusing of the morphs, due to pattern, color variation, and history. This morph has a broad range in color, from a pale yellow-orange to a brighter red-orange (6), and the color covers much more of the body than in the 'Orange' morph, as much as to leave only the upper chest and throat with significant amounts of black markings (7). In contrast to the 'Orange' form, these animals do have marking on the forelimbs, and more on the sides, and generally paler in coloration than the 'Orange (75%)' form, yet with less orange pattern than the 'Solid Orange' form. The original "yellow" D. galactonotus in the hobby, they can be distinguished from the 'Lemon Yellow' Galacs by coloration, the '95% Orange' being more of a cantalope flesh color (6) vs. the 'Lemon Yellow' bold, flat yellow coloration. *** Please note that, as mentioned on their site, the 'Orange' galacs produced by Suarian Enterprises, Inc. are actually this morph, rather than the '75% Orange' which typically goes by the title 'Orange' in the rest of the hobby.

'Orange': (aka '75% Orange') These animals show pumpkin orange coloration on their back that in most animals continues onto splashes on the hind legs, but not usually on the forelimbs. One of the boldest and easiest to breed forms of the species currently in the US hobby. More information can be found on the Pumilio.com D. galactonotus '75% Orange' morph profile. *** Please note that, as mentioned on their site, the 'Orange' galacs produced by Suarian Enterprises, Inc. are actually the '95% Orange' morph, rather than than this morph, which typically goes by the title 'Orange' in the rest of the hobby.

'Solid Orange': (aka 'Golden') Much like the name implies, these animals are just about completely orange, except for small black markings their toes, joints, around the tympanum, mouth, and on the underside. At first glance may be mistaken for P. terribilis 'Orange', but P. terribilis 'Orange' lacks most the the before mentioned black markings, and where black markings are present, tend to have a more gradual change from orange to black (like the colors are smudged) where in D. galactonotus the change from orange to black is generally clean. A larger form of this species, their coloration can vary from a pale yellow-orange to a bright pumpkin orange (6). More information can be found on the Pumilio.com D. galactonotus 'Solid Orange' profile

'Red': "The red variety varies from a deep wine to an orange red color within clutch mates." (7) This form can be trickier to breed, and tends to be a bit shier than other forms of this species(1).
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'Moonshine': Another solid colored Galac, and another recent addition to the US hobby. Again, another morph that can be confused at first glance with a P. terribilis morph, this time the 'Mint' form of the species. While some animals were imported a few years ago, it is unknown if there is actually a successful breeding population.

'Wedge': These animals have been labeled "red" or "orange", but they seem to actually be in between, so a color label isn't all that accurate, although the pattern name is. These animals have a "wedge" pattern of red/orange on their back, covering the head and narrowing down the back. Very little, if any markings are present on the hind legs or sides. One of, if not the smallest form in the hobby (1). This animal has not been seen in the hobby for a number of years, and its unknown if its still present.

"Koi": This form is extremely variable in that it can have orange spots, yellow lines, or whites spots (3). It is unknown if these are actually a wild population of animals, or a genetic anomaly in the captive population, so these animals are probably a bloodline rather than a true morph, but it is unknown to which population (and if its even a population present in the US hobby) they are from if this is true.

Updated References list:

References:
(1) Saurian Enterprises, Inc. Galac Morphs
(2) Poison-frogs.com D. galactonotus species profile
(3) Herpetologic
(4) Crystal Palace Reptiles Splash-Backed Poison Frog Care Sheet - I (kerokero) don't consider this a reputable source, and its all information found on more reputable pages...
(5) http://www.mistking.com Which page???
(6) Pumilio.com Frog of the Month Archives
(7) Vivarium Concepts Galac Profile
 

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woo! I especially liked this because a lot of people get confused with the white eggs (are they good? bad? how do you tell?) and how they turn into black tads... I thought this would help out a lot :)
 
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