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I'm currently vacationing down in the Charleston South Carolina area. Part of my normal routine when I come down here is to check out the local aquarium. I was excited to see their newest exhibit the Secrets of The Amazon. Basically they created a wooden field office full of specimens. Some of the animals included were a female anaconda, a green tree python, an electric eel, a piranha tank, couple of tarantulas and colorful parrots and of course dart frogs. Unfortunate I did not have my camera with me.
I wasn't very impressed with the dart frog display though it was rather large. The tank was finished to look like a wooden crate (which was cool) the inner sides seemed to be made of concrete with planters in the side full of various bromeliads. The tank was about 2.5 feet high, but lacked any levels for the frogs to maneuver around the upper areas of the enclosure. The bottom was made entirely of moss with the occasional plant. The humidity of the tank was suspect; it lacked any type of water feature or even bowl. All this being said I am not in the position to criticize and I really did enjoy seeing the frogs. The species included were a pair of Patricia tincs, a single yellow back, a pair of azureus along with a juvenile leucomelas and three juvenile auratus. This was a colorful mix which requires minimal care.
After staring for a good amount of time, I stood back and really watched other people reactions to the darts. I forgot what it was like to see them for the first time in the flesh and I was really taken back after hearing and seeing people’s reactions. Of course there was quite a bit of misconception surrounding the power of the pumiliotoxin, but I didn’t feel inclined to correct anyone and just laughed to myself. Overall the South Carolina Aquarium was wonderful and I had a great time.

-Richard

A question to anyone living in the area: I am going to Myrtle Beach later next week. Does anyone know if Under the Canopy Farms has a retail location? I know they are based out of Myrtle. Any information on any breeders in the state would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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Tim,
I have some friends in Summerville, nice area. My parents have a place on Kiawah Island. I absolutly love this state. lol. I have under the canopy's business card and I'll call them tomorrow. Do you know of any other breeders in the state?

Brian,
I laughed when I read what you said because my friends, well, my more wild friends have asked me the same question after seeing the darts in my apartment.
I used to have trouble keeping my mouth shut anywhere I went. If I would say something to anyone, even a friend, people would over hear it and ask me questions. Which ofcourse I loved to answer and before I knew it i would be surrounded. I try not to come off as cocky so now I just keep my mouth shut. Once in a while it is fun to talk to children about frogs, fish, whatever. They make the best audience.


-RIchard
 

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Tim,
Nope, I got no reply from Under the Canopy. I can't believe they sell frogs without answering their phone. Hah, j/k.

I just ended up coming home this weekend and skipped Myrtle beach all together so it wasn't a big deal.

Did you end up making it to the aquarium downtown yet?

-Richard
 
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