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So I have been out of the hobby for a while, and I am getting some new frogs soon. I am wondering if I need to quarantine them if I don't have any other frogs? I didn't keep anything from my old frogs.

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You better do so.

I acquired some new mantella which had to be in a seperate room.
Since they looked ok, i descided to put them in their viv right away.

Stupid mistake.

One became bloated so i did a check.
Lungflukes (worms?) came out of the test.
so after just 3 days in the viv,
i had to get them out again and tear down the complete thing to desinfect it.
A lot of extra work, what wasn't nescessary if i just quarantained them as usual.

So lesson learned again.
Always stick to quarantaining.
Even when you're more experienced.
 

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the short answer is yes.. As an example if the frogs are infected with lungworms (Rhabdias) and this is discovered later, then the parasites will be established in the enclosures (even if the frogs are removed) as they have a free living form that produces both free living and infectious larva. If these get established then if you want to treat the frogs, you will have to discard everything in the tank that can't be effectively sterilized (and baking wood doesn't count).

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The long answer is also yes, but we'll save the ink. Use the experience of those who didn't quarentine and save yourself the risk of killing your frogs.
 
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