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Quick question: do you know of any mantellas that moisten their eggs after they'vebeen laid like most of hte Dendrobatids? If so, is this performed by teh male, female, or botH?
also, do Mantellas transport their tadpoles to water?
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Ben
 
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I'm not sure as I don't breed mantellas or even keep any, though I've read that mantellas lay there eggs somewhere that the tadpoles must wriggle themselves to the water. So they do not *to my knowledge* transport their tads.
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Hey ben,
Mantella's do not return to eggs to moisten, and they do not transport their tads. The best way to breed them on the safe side is provide some type of water source for them, that the tads can wriggle into. Sometimes males will guard their eggs in dry conditions, but nothing like the dendrobates. Hope this helps,

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