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hello everyone,

just a quick question on P. terribilis. i read that P. terribilis like temps a little lower on average. can anyone tell me what the ideal temp range is for these frogs and nightime variance in temps. i do not own them at this time but i am considering them in the future and would like to hear from breeders who are keeping them and breeding them succesfully.i appreciate the suggestions.:)
 

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Im not a seasoned owner of them but have two unsexed right now and I can tell you that when I first was building their cage and letting it acclimate that during the day time it was hovering around 78 to 79. When I decided to put the terribs in I noticed they were always under the leaf litter, unusual because in their quarantine I always saw them out and hunting.

After a few days of reading and considereing options I moved the tank down to a shelf where there was no light below it and put a small 6in fan (Clothing, Toys, Electronics, Jewelry, Jaclyn Smith - Kmart.com ) blowing across the lights and it dropped the day temps down to roughly 72-74 and now I see them freely roaming their new cage.

Like I said they are a new dart for me as Im accustom to thumbs, but from what i'm seeing they def prefer a lower day time temp. But im sure others will chime in.
 

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vinner thanks for posting your experience with them. before i consider adding them i'm doing as much research as possible to optimum temps. thanks again
 

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No problem. They are awesome frogs. Smart little things too! When they here me tapping flys into the dusting cup the get ready right below the feeding spot.
 

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I've kept and bred Mints for a number of years and keep them in the mid 70's during the day and low 70's at night. There is a temperature gradient in the large tank that I keep my breeding colony in. This allows them to be able to seek out the temperature that they are most comfortable with.
 

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I've kept and bred Mints for a number of years and keep them in the mid 70's during the day and low 70's at night. There is a temperature gradient in the large tank that I keep my breeding colony in. This allows them to be able to seek out the temperature that they are most comfortable with.
thanks. so are you using something like a compact 6500k flourescent on one end of the tank to provide that gradient or something else like an undertank heater?. i don't really trust those undertank heaters too much but know that some people like them.
 

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I just us a 50 watt basking bulb on the more open side of the tank. This way they can't climb any plants and get too close to the heat source.
 
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