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Is there anything I can do, everywhere I look I see FF all over my room? I know that this is everyone’s prob. but it’s kind of getting to me, as well as my family and friends. The space that they are getting out of the vert tanks is about a 2 cm gap.

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Pick up a green anole and let it run around your room. :D The one I have usually hangs out right under the hood where it's warm, but sometimes I find it hiding high up in the corner of the room away from my cat :shock:
 

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How do your frogs not get out of a 2 cm vent?

I buy these fly catchers that look like shotgun shells. They unravel and you tack them to your ceiling.

Get rid of any fruit by putting it in the fridge.
 

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See if you can fix the gap somehow.
Try putting a small piece of fruit in all of you're vivs, to try and lure the ff's into staying put.
Take a wine or beer bottle(s) with a little left in, add a drop of dish soap, and some water and shake, put these where the ff's tend to gather(outside the viv) the detergent breaks the surface tension of the water and the ff's, lured by the yeast in the libation, drown in the mixture.
As pastor josh said, put you're fruit in the fridge.
Take you're kitchen garbage outside everyday.
Do you're dishes just as often...even if this doesn't improve the fly situation, you're housemates will like you better!

Do all of this, and you should see improvement in a week, if not, maybee you are feeding way too much.
 
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I thought about setting a ffew anoles or maybe a house gecko or 2, but then I thought, what if a small frogs gets out? He'd be eaten before I had a chance to hopefully catch him.

Thats the only reason I havent set something loose out there yet. I have a few 1 inch praying mantises loose in the animal room now that are fat when I do see them. :)
 

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Someone once got too smart and put Praying Mantis "egg sacks" in as a food item in one of their tanks. A great idea really... tiny little food that the frogs can nail as soon as they come out of the egg sack.

Unless one survives and grows up. A story has occasionally circulated about someone looking into a tank in horror to find a Praying Mantis snacking on a Retic like it was eating a chicken leg.

Brent Brock may recall the source of the story (I heard this on FrogNet), I don't.

So... if you're trying to avoid having frogs getting eaten (by anoles), I'm not sure a Praying Mantis is any better for your purpose.

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... Thats the only reason I havent set something loose out there yet. I have a few 1 inch praying mantises loose in the animal room now that are fat when I do see them. :)
 

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here is what i do...

1. Silicone tops on to seal all cracks.
2. On tanks that have lids that do not shut all the way i use either weather stripping or no-see-um mesh taped around the edge.
3. Place a open container of water around the tanks.

With this I have very few escapes and almost none out and about. Unless I happen to spill them... :)
 
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For the gap go to any fabric store and buy a yard of bridal vail (same as mosquito net)but 1/3 the price . double it up and tpe it over the gaps ,,escape problem solved. Ive used little dishes of malt vinegar with plastic wrap over the dish with holes in it , it smells bad but brings the flys in quick. Ive also put 2-way tape around escaping doors on vivs and it helps to catch the ff also. good Luck :wink:
 

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Be careful that you get the fine mesh stuff as I did not and suffered the consequences!

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For the gap go to any fabric store and buy a yard of bridal vail (same as mosquito net)but 1/3 the price . double it up and tpe it over the gaps ,,escape problem solved. Ive used little dishes of malt vinegar with plastic wrap over the dish with holes in it , it smells bad but brings the flys in quick. Ive also put 2-way tape around escaping doors on vivs and it helps to catch the ff also. good Luck :wink:
 

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I've heard a glass of wine will attract the escapies, so in the immortal words of Justin the Cajun cook a little wine for the cook a little wine for the cookin'
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Large enough could geta full grown frog! I seen a pic of one with a humming bird!

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Someone once got too smart and put Praying Mantis "egg sacks" in as a food item in one of their tanks. A great idea really... tiny little food that the frogs can nail as soon as they come out of the egg sack.

Unless one survives and grows up. A story has occasionally circulated about someone looking into a tank in horror to find a Praying Mantis snacking on a Retic like it was eating a chicken leg.

Brent Brock may recall the source of the story (I heard this on FrogNet), I don't.

So... if you're trying to avoid having frogs getting eaten (by anoles), I'm not sure a Praying Mantis is any better for your purpose.

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... Thats the only reason I havent set something loose out there yet. I have a few 1 inch praying mantises loose in the animal room now that are fat when I do see them. :)
 

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Apple or balsalmic vinegar with a drop of dishsoap will trap a lot of flies. I keep a piece of orange in the tanks and the flies tend to stay where the frogs can nab them and out of my food.

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When I was in college I kept two Tokay geckos in the bathroom at our fraternity house. They did a great job of eating cockroaches and other bugs and provided countless hours of entertainment, when an unsuspecting girl would use the restroom at night.

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