I'm thinking this might be important. How did you rinse the sphag? Do you have city water?I can't get pictures. There was no aggression and they were thriving until today. The only thing I can think of is that I rinsed half of the sphagnum and added a few additional leaves for leaf litter.
I've seen the video wherein Josh's Frogs recommend raising froglets in those containers.I think we know what happened here. Under the instruction of Josh's, he kept his frogs in an oversized deli cup with little-to-no ventilation [...]
Yes they're completely worthless for keeping a froglet in for any length of time. First the lids are hard to pull off and extremely loud. You're scaring the crap out of the frog every time you feed them. I honestly don't know why you'd use them at all. A 16oz deli cup is perfect for any kind of transport.I've seen the video wherein Josh's Frogs recommend raising froglets in those containers.
I see the logic behind starting a tiny froglet in something like that size-wise, but the obvious issues are ventilation and duration -- those containers are totally inappropriate for anything but extremely short term, transitory use. Personally I think they're next to useless as the cons outweigh the pros.
Sterlite bins are just so much easier to get in and out of and to add ventilation to. Plus when you factor shipping I'm willing to bet you're not paying that much more.I've used the 128oz container a few times, but as many have already said, it was for a short period of time and because my 10 gallon growout already had bigger froglets in it and I didn't want the fresh morphs fighting for food. Soon as they catch up in size they're moved to the 10 gallon. Recently had two tinc froglets in it for a month and in just that short period it can get quite soiled.
I think we have lost the required evidence that would allow us to say for sure what happened.. but I do agree that overheating seems likely.Static air, organic buildup, most probably an excess of co2 and a small container that can heat up incredibly fast when standing in bright light.
Decomposition in this type of environment can turn the frogs into liqiud goo in 24 hours, easily.
The temperature thing, however is important.
Where did you place the container? And what were the temps in your house during that time?
Oh for sure a lot easier to get in and out of. Like I said, I don't use very often and I didn't order online. The one I have I got at an expoSterlite bins are just so much easier to get in and out of and to add ventilation to. Plus when you factor shipping I'm willing to bet you're not paying that much more.
Edit: Yeah. Josh's charges $5 for those things so I'm doubling down on this.