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Does anyone know of a good site with info on ficus species,light
intensity,root depths etc?If not that does anyone have any suggestions
on ficus plants?by the way the one im looking for isnt for a dart cage,
so it can get 2-3 feet but the rootball is the problem how small can i
keep them, will it try to crack my tank etc. In light of this being a
bit off topic (not dart related) it actually is, because i do want to
find a species good for dart tanks too for in the future.Also sorry for
not posting alot ive been in school and my free time online i usually
use to read my back log of frognets.But i always have time for my frogs
and tanks.

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michael taylor
 
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I don't have any specific info, but I know some types of ficus have extremely invasive and massive root systems, some destroy entire temples in s.e. asia. However their arial roots would look really nice in a vivarium. Also, some of the sap, latex, can be toxic to frogs (or so I heard)
 

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Just curious, what type of frogs would this be for? I've been tempted to try ficus with my Phyllomedusa sauvagei, because I saw an article in Reptiles magazine, by rex, that showed how he joined the strands to make trunks, branches, and twigs, with a leaves at the ends, like on a real tree.
 

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iv wanted to do that 4 a wile, but i don't have a tank big enough, rex has the coolest ideas
 
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well at present im gonna use any info i get on ficus for my Acanthosaura capra cage but the frogs ill use it for would most likely be Kassina maculata and if i can get some dwarf varieties ill use them for my terribilis,auratus,and luecomelas, maybe even my tricolors but they are pretty happy as is pothos are huge to them and the occassional dracnia

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thats a cool idea with the muntain horns and all, they might trample the tree a little though and they may destroy any epephiycs sp? that you whant. iv seen some small ones that are already shaped in shopping malls and home depot type stores you might whant to try there
 
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i do not think i willl do any epiphytes in the dragons cage but they would work in the maculata cage , i would have other dead branches in with the dragon so it is not her only climbing option
 
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