Not to beat an old drum, but there really is no such thing as FR pums...
Sorry, I meant in Panama. I would be skeptical too of other operations, though, if they were truly farms or if the tanks acted as housing for frogs until they were moved on. Without a very large facility, you can't really farm pumilio in any sort of significant numbers for export, at least not what has traditionally come out of these countries.
This actually supports the argument that there are no FR pumilio in the hobby.. which is what I was referring to and I believe Phil was as well.Yes there is! While not in Panama, I do know Ron Tremper was farming D. pumilio in Nicaragua in 2003-2005. I'm not sure if he still has in farm there however. He was never able to export them (that I know of) however, as Nicaragua banned their export several years earlier (strangely, Ron wrote the law that did this). This species has been farmed though...he was doing it in large screened enclosures filled with bromeliads and raw fruit to attract fruit flies.
In my experience with looking around and asking around, that is not happening. My research centers around manipulating of rearing sites and when I presented the results in Bocas, it was largely received as a novel method.This actually supports the argument that there are no FR pumilio in the hobby.. which is what I was referring to and I believe Phil was as well.
There are alternate methods for "farming" pumilio as you can increase density and production by increasing tadpole deposition sites, but the problem is that there is no proof that this is occuring with the exported frogs or that the targeted populations can sustain those exports.
Hi first stunning frogs,please could you elaborate for me on your quarrantine,what containers what ventilation etc,and also what treatments,buddy i am a beginner,trying to get a grasp on all this,one last thing ...how long is your quaranntine period?Thanks! I am keeping two pairs the other will be put up for sale once treatments are finished.