Hm... resembles a simple frog chit-chat, not for this part of forum. Let's be specific.
IMHO D. Auratus live in a habitat with a lot of roots, leaf litter, without heavy vegitation on forest floor. Due to all this pits in the ground i see a lot of mossy stones. The ground is not flat but have pits etc.
Need to keep in mind they are spread and habitats may vary greatly.
I definitely feel that stones and roots are a must for a truly natural looking tank for this species. I'll probably add some more plants than what would be found proportionally in the wild, but I think the frogs will feel more comfortable that way.
asking for a picture of auratus habitat is a little silly since they are likely the most widespread sp. ranging from nicaragua to colombia. thats like saying "send me a picture of any area between new york and florida."
now you did say el cope. which is a panamanian type so that narrows it down.
James, I had thought of that when writing the original post, but I figured any up close habitat pictures would be better than none. Thanks for your pictures! Do you have any others from Panamanian auratus habitats?
I'm sure you could find a similar looking root at El Cope, but overall the habitat is much wetter than the picture you chose to recreate. There are a lot of epiphytes as well as terrestrially growing plants. As it is at the top of a mountain, the habitat that the auratus are in is a big slope with a few tiny little streams. Hope this helps.