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They are breeding like flies for the people who have them, I think it's about time we cook up a caresheet for them.
 

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Re: Hyloxalus (Cryptophyllobates) azuriventris

Can someone change the topic title? It is Hyloxalus azureiventris.

I gave this a shot. Please correct / complete me. My english is not vey good..


# Difficulty: Beginner.

# Location & History The species is found in Peru, around Tarapoto. It's a lowland species, found up to 1100 meters / 3600 ft above sea level.

# Descriptions & Behavior:
The species are named after their blue belly, with a black irregular pattern. Back legs are green to blue. On the side and back there is a lining as seen in more Poison Dart Frogs. This line is variable of color, can change color, is green, yellow, orange or red. A second line goes from groin to halfway the side of the animal. This line is mostly lighter then the upper line. Some animals have a yellow spot in the upperarms, and/or a spotted pattern on the back. Females become slightly bigger then the males. In general, the species becomes 25 to 30 mm. (1 - 1,2 inch)

The species is well known for it's loud and long call: males can call for a 40 seconds. In a couple, males do not call as often anymore.

# General Care:
The species can be kept in groups, or couples. Breeding succes of the latter is notable higher then in a group. Especially males wresle on regular basis, and females are known to eat eachother's eggs.

Tank temperatures should be kept on 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. (21-24 degrees Celsius)

The species seems to enjoy a waterfeature (for example a waterfall) in the tank, but will do well in almost every enclosure. Minimum size for a couple is 25 gallon, and even larger for more animals. H. azureiventris are bold jumpers.

# Breeding & tadpole Care:
Females will deposit clutches of 10-20 eggs in film canisters and on sheltered leaves. Since the eggs are white, and the jelly is clouded, the eggs may seem bad on first site. After a few days, development becomes visible.

Tadpoles can be raised communally. Developmenttime from hatchling to frog is six weeks. After that, they reach adulthood very fast: in three months, calling can be heard from males. Females need at least six months to reach maturity.

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Added a little more, edited a little, changed up the format and asked some more questions (in red). It was fun doing some research on a frog I had never looked into before.:)

Hyloxalus azureiventris
AKA: Cryptophyllobates azureiventris (Kneller and Henle, 1985), Phyllobates azureiventris

  • Difficulty: Beginner.

  • Location & History: The species is found in Peru, around Tarapoto. It's a lowland species, found up to 1100 meters / 3600 ft above sea level. Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. Hyloxalus azureiventris was exported legally and sustainably in mid-2005 as part of the INIBICO project.

  • Descriptions & Behavior:
    The species are named after their blue belly, with a black irregular pattern. Back legs are green to blue. On the side and back there is a lining as seen in more Poison Dart Frogs. This line is variable of color, can change color, is green, yellow, orange or red. A second line goes from groin to halfway the side of the animal. This line is mostly lighter then the upper line. Some animals have a yellow spot in the upperarms, and/or a spotted pattern on the back. Females become slightly bigger then the males. In general, the species becomes 25 to 30 mm. (1 - 1,2 inch)

    The species is well known for it's loud and long call: males can call for a 40 seconds. In a couple, males do not call as often anymore.

  • General Care:
    Tank temperatures should be kept on 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. From my research I found that most lowland forests surpass 86 F (30 C) in the day, and may only drop to 80 F (27 C) at night, so could/should these frogs be kept at a higher temp? (21-24 degrees Celsius). Humidity should be around 90%, although higher humidity can induce breeding. The species seems to enjoy a waterfeature (for example a waterfall) in the tank, but will do well in almost every enclosure. Minimum size for a couple is 25 gallon, and even larger for more animals. H. azureiventris are bold jumpers.

    The species can be kept in groups, or couples. Breeding succes of the latter is notable higher than when in a group. Especially because males wresle on regular basis, and females are known to eat eachother's eggs.

  • Breeding & tadpole Care:
    Females will deposit clutches of 10-20 eggs in film canisters and on sheltered leaves. Males attract females by calling and guide them to a potential terrestrial breeding site, usually a dead leaf sheltered from view by some kind of cover (other leaves, bark, coconut shell in captivity). The male initiates egg laying by some wiping movements of the feet. During laying, the female takes a crouching position with the head close to the ground and all of the posterior ventral surfaces of the body on the ground. From time to time she turns slightly in a circle-like way, her mid-body always remaining at the same site. Eggs accumulate under her abdomen during a time of about 1-2 hours. Meanwhile the male sits next to her, sometimes touching her back with one hand or sitting less closely 2-3 cm away. Very often the male has left when the female is still laying 12-18 eggs altogether. He returns after the female has left and remains with the eggs for almost the entire period to hatching, which occurs after about 14 days. Since the eggs are white, and the jelly is clouded, the eggs may seem bad at first sight. After a few days, development becomes visible. He always carries all larvae capable of wriggling onto his back. In captivity larvae remain on the male's back for one to three days before they are released in a body of water.

    Tadpoles can be raised communally. What do they eat? Development time from hatchling to frog is six weeks. After that, they reach adulthood very fast: in three months, calling can be heard from males. Females need at least six months to reach maturity.

  • Pictures:

    What I found on Dendroboard


    cryptokat


    Thinair


    Thinair


    elmoisfive


    elmoisfive

References:
(1) Dendrobates.org - Hyloxalus azureiventris
(2) Hyloxalus azureiventris
(3) Lötters et al., 2000
 

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From what I've heard from experienced keepers in the Netherlands, temperatures that exide 28 degrees celsius for days are bad. Mine do fine with 24. In the wild, they are mosly found under rocks and leaves, coming out in the rain. This is something that I have observed as well.

Tadpoles can be fed a mix of fishfood, Spinach and Nettle fiber plant.

About the photos: Thinair's bellyshot is very atypical. I never saw that Vanzollini-like pattern on the belly of a Azureiventris.. Don't know if that picture was correctly named. I have some more, they are attached.
 

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I would add that they seem to relish both smaller prey items and larger - like Hydei and bean beetles equally.

They are typically found under exposed roots, rock outcrops and leaf litter during the day where they are good ambush feeders, but seek higher broad leafed areas at night.


.....and I'll offer to edit (overall) this care sheet or any others.
 

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Hyloxalus azureiventris
AKA: Cryptophyllobates azureiventris (Kneller and Henle, 1985), Phyllobates azureiventris

  • Difficulty: Beginner.

  • Location & History: The species is found in Peru, around Tarapoto. It's a lowland species, found up to 1100 meters / 3600 ft above sea level. Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. Hyloxalus azureiventris was exported legally and sustainably in mid-2005 as part of the INIBICO project.

  • Descriptions & Behavior:
    The species are named after their blue belly, with a black irregular pattern. Back legs are green to blue. On the side and back there is a lining as seen in more Poison Dart Frogs. This line is variable of color, can change color, is green, yellow, orange or red. A second line goes from groin to halfway the side of the animal. This line is mostly lighter then the upper line. Some animals have a yellow spot in the upperarms, and/or a spotted pattern on the back. Females become slightly bigger then the males. In general, the species becomes 25 to 30 mm. (1 - 1,2 inch)

    The species is well known for it's loud and long call: males can call for a 40 seconds. In a couple, males do not call as often anymore. They are typically found under exposed roots, rock outcrops and leaf litter during the day where they are good ambush feeders, but seek higher broad leafed areas at night.

  • General Care:
    Tank temperatures should be kept on 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit, (21-24 degrees Celsius). Humidity should be around 90%, although higher humidity can induce breeding. The species seems to enjoy a waterfeature (for example a waterfall) in the tank, but will do well in almost every enclosure. Minimum size for a couple is 25 gallon, and even larger for more animals. H. azureiventris are bold jumpers. They seem to relish both smaller prey items and larger - like Hydei and bean beetles equally

    The species can be kept in groups, or couples. Breeding succes of the latter is notable higher than when in a group. Especially because males wresle on regular basis, and females are known to eat eachother's eggs.

  • Breeding & tadpole Care:
    Females will deposit clutches of 10-20 eggs in film canisters and on sheltered leaves. Males attract females by calling and guide them to a potential terrestrial breeding site, usually a dead leaf sheltered from view by some kind of cover (other leaves, bark, coconut shell in captivity). The male initiates egg laying by some wiping movements of the feet. During laying, the female takes a crouching position with the head close to the ground and all of the posterior ventral surfaces of the body on the ground. From time to time she turns slightly in a circle-like way, her mid-body always remaining at the same site. Eggs accumulate under her abdomen during a time of about 1-2 hours. Meanwhile the male sits next to her, sometimes touching her back with one hand or sitting less closely 2-3 cm away. Very often the male has left when the female is still laying 12-18 eggs altogether. He returns after the female has left and remains with the eggs for almost the entire period to hatching, which occurs after about 14 days. Since the eggs are white, and the jelly is clouded, the eggs may seem bad at first sight. After a few days, development becomes visible. He always carries all larvae capable of wriggling onto his back. In captivity larvae remain on the male's back for one to three days before they are released in a body of water.

    Tadpoles can be raised communally. Development time from hatchling to frog is six weeks. After that, they reach adulthood very fast: in three months, calling can be heard from males. Females need at least six months to reach maturity. Tadpoles can be fed a mix of fishfood, Spinach and Nettle fiber plant.

  • Pictures:

    What I found on Dendroboard


    cryptokat


    Thinair


    Elf_Ascetic


    Elf_Ascetic


    Elf_Ascetic


    elmoisfive


    elmoisfive

References:
(1) Dendrobates.org - Hyloxalus azureiventris
(2) Hyloxalus azureiventris
(3) Lötters et al., 2000
 

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Great work guys... if we can keep this up we will be making some nice additions to the care sheets. Lets get a couple more people to review and then if its ready I can upload the pictures and post it this weekend.

Can someone please ask the people if it is ok to use their pictures? normally they are fine with it but its proper to ask.
 

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Looks good guys! My only recommendation would be to either put the sizes in inches or mm's. Some parts have inches with mm's in quotes and some parts have just one or the other. Other then this I think it is great.
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Hyloxalus azureiventris
AKA: Cryptophyllobates azureiventris (Kneller and Henle, 1985), Phyllobates azureiventris

  • Difficulty: Beginner.

  • Location & History: The species is found in Peru, around Tarapoto. It's a lowland species, found up to 3600 ft (1100 meters) above sea level. Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 1930 square miles (5,000 km2), all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. Hyloxalus azureiventris was exported legally and sustainably in mid-2005 as part of the INIBICO project.

  • Descriptions & Behavior:
    The species are named after their blue belly, with a black irregular pattern. Back legs are green to blue. On the side and back there is a lining as seen in more Poison Dart Frogs. This line is variable of color, can change color, is green, yellow, orange or red. A second line goes from groin to halfway the side of the animal. This line is mostly lighter then the upper line. Some animals have a yellow spot in the upperarms, and/or a spotted pattern on the back. Females become slightly bigger then the males. In general, the species becomes 1" - 1.2" (25 to 30 mm).

    The species is well known for it's loud and long call: males can call for a 40 seconds. In a couple, males do not call as often anymore. They are typically found under exposed roots, rock outcrops and leaf litter during the day where they are good ambush feeders, but seek higher broad leafed areas at night.

  • General Care:
    Tank temperatures should be kept on 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit, (21-24 degrees Celsius). Humidity should be around 90%, although higher humidity can induce breeding. The species seems to enjoy a waterfeature (for example a waterfall) in the tank, but will do well in almost every enclosure. Minimum size for a couple is 25 gallon, and even larger for more animals. H. azureiventris are bold jumpers. They seem to relish both smaller prey items and larger - like Hydei and bean beetles equally

    The species can be kept in groups, or couples. Breeding succes of the latter is notable higher than when in a group. Especially because males wresle on regular basis, and females are known to eat eachother's eggs.

  • Breeding & tadpole Care:
    Females will deposit clutches of 10-20 eggs in film canisters and on sheltered leaves. Males attract females by calling and guide them to a potential terrestrial breeding site, usually a dead leaf sheltered from view by some kind of cover (other leaves, bark, coconut shell in captivity). The male initiates egg laying by some wiping movements of the feet. During laying, the female takes a crouching position with the head close to the ground and all of the posterior ventral surfaces of the body on the ground. From time to time she turns slightly in a circle-like way, her mid-body always remaining at the same site. Eggs accumulate under her abdomen during a time of about 1-2 hours. Meanwhile the male sits next to her, sometimes touching her back with one hand or sitting less closely about 1" (2 - 3 cm) away. Very often the male has left when the female is still laying 12-18 eggs altogether. He returns after the female has left and remains with the eggs for almost the entire period to hatching, which occurs after about 14 days. Since the eggs are white, and the jelly is clouded, the eggs may seem bad at first sight. After a few days, development becomes visible. He always carries all larvae capable of wriggling onto his back. In captivity larvae remain on the male's back for one to three days before they are released in a body of water.

    Tadpoles can be raised communally. Development time from hatchling to frog is six weeks. After that, they reach adulthood very fast: in three months, calling can be heard from males. Females need at least six months to reach maturity. Tadpoles can be fed a mix of fishfood, Spinach and Nettle fiber plant.

  • Pictures:

    What I found on Dendroboard


    cryptokat


    Thinair


    Elf_Ascetic


    Elf_Ascetic


    Elf_Ascetic


    elmoisfive


    elmoisfive

References:
(1) Dendrobates.org - Hyloxalus azureiventris
(2) Hyloxalus azureiventris
(3) Lötters et al., 2000
 

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The direct translation of the Dutch "Brandnetel". (used a random dictionary). Urtica. It's a weed that is abundant in Europe, grows on nutrient rich places and is characterizing for pioneer vegetation.
 
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