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I bought a very proven pair of azureus awhile back and just recently they have started laying eggs. So far a clutch of 5 and 2 but none of these eggs seem to be fertile. What could I be doing wrong? why isnt my male doing his job lol.
 

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My Azureus "got it right" after the 3rd clutch of eggs.
 

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good i hope so I cant wait to start getting tads. and frogs!!

Next question is after i pull the eggs how can i keep the eggs moist enough like i was misting the 1st clutch and they ended up drying up on me but they wasnt good anyway so no harm done.

I just pulled the ones today to give them a day or so more. I put the other half of the petri dish on top of the other with the eggs. will that keep mositure in and them from drying out?

Ive heard of people building tanks for there petri dishes. How would i go about that?

I have a 2.5g tank. could i build a small false bottom and fill it with water under the false bottom with a fish tank heater then have the lid on the tank? would this work?

I know 2.5g is small but currently they are the only adult frogs i have so ill worry about bigger later.
 

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Hi David,

Getting good clutches has a lot to do with good nutrition. Make sure you have a good supplement (I use repashy Calcium Plus) that contains available vitamin A. I also feed my breeding D. tinctorius every day.

The 2 1/2 is fine for an incubator.

Good luck with them, Richard.
 
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The incubator would work, but it's not really necessary. I put the petri dishes in a small tupperware/rubbermaid container. I put some water in the dish with the eggs so it is touching the eggs, but not covering them. I put some aquarium gravel with water, and then the petri dish on this. (the gravel is just there to keep the petri dish from floating in the water). Then just keep it sealed with a lid on the container. I open it each day to get fresh air flow in. Then label the top lid with a piece of tape that tells what the species is, and what date they were laid. Unless your house is really cold or really warm, they can incubate just fine at room temp.
 

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The deficiency could be nutritional.... It could also be stress related. Sometimes "very proven breeders" struggle at first when they get into a new enclosure. Time may be a factor. Also, it could be age related. A "very proven breeder" could be "very proven" because they were overbred for years without a dry season, have been worn out, and now that they're not producing anymore the seller was ready to get rid of them... any idea how old they are?

As far as keeping eggs moist, I'd let the frogs take care of that. Don't pull the eggs until a day or two before they're going to hatch. The frogs know what they're doing :)
 

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The deficiency could be nutritional.... It could also be stress related. Sometimes "very proven breeders" struggle at first when they get into a new enclosure. Time may be a factor. Also, it could be age related. A "very proven breeder" could be "very proven" because they were overbred for years without a dry season, have been worn out, and now that they're not producing anymore the seller was ready to get rid of them... any idea how old they are?

As far as keeping eggs moist, I'd let the frogs take care of that. Don't pull the eggs until a day or two before they're going to hatch. The frogs know what they're doing :)
Im feeding calcium plus ICB from joshsfrogs so i dont think that is the problem. It may just be im to impatient lol they are laying so i just have to wait for good eggs. Its not a age issue either I know the breeder well and hes a good guy. Dont hold me to it but i THINK he said the female was around 2yrs old and the male was younger. I cant remember.
 

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I didnt get fertile eggs from my vittatus until the 7th clutch and know I have 4 tads and 5 more on the way
 

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I'm still waiting myself for my maTechos to have a good clutch,it's Been 5 clutches so far and no good eggs yet. But I just started using the repashy plus
 

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well when i bought them the seller told me they had laid good eggs and produced many froglets that i can confirm on so not believing him is not the problem. I was just worried it may be something that im doing. It just seems to be a waiting game i guess
 
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