Thanks, I just couldn't find anything about tadpole size on the internet. That's when dendroboard comes in handy. You could just ask your queston directly and have knowledgeable people answer it.do you know the size of your garden tadpole? just a leopard frog tad or something? about that size. Around an inch long +/- a little and the body is around the size of a dime.
I wouldn't ever put multiple tads together if you can keep from it. The risks involved do not outweigh the benefits involved with it. If you have one tadpole die from an unknown reason, it can kill many more tads before the cause is ever determined.I have lucs & i am totaly new to the breeding part Ive heard it was ok for multiples per container but i don't want to danger them in any way
+1 on this. its not worth it, especially if you only have a few tads going its not that big a deal to keep them separate.I wouldn't ever put multiple tads together if you can keep from it. The risks involved do not outweigh the benefits involved with it. If you have one tadpole die from an unknown reason, it can kill many more tads before the cause is ever determined.
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I had a similar experience, I've raised lamasi/vents/variabilis/intermedius in groups of up to 3-4 (separated by species and clutch), no issues to speak of as I kept them fed. Typically I raise them separately but it worked just fine. Interesting point about the morph period length, most of mine came out somewhat near each other (I didn't record it but would say most within 2 weeks of each other, maybe 3 at most). I had them in 16oz deli cups, I have to wonder if that's what made the difference.The problem with many dendrobatids is that they are fairly carnivorous as protein is deficient in thier tadpole deposition sites so larger tadpoles eat smaller tadpoles however you can reduce or eliminate this by adding a ready supply of animal protein. As an example, I was unable to get predation by ventrimaculatus even when they were housed as dense as 5 tadpoles in a large half filled yogurt cup as long as I kept a few live blackworms in the cup. I did see differences in metamorphing as even tadpoles from the same clutch would metamorph with as much as 90 days difference.