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Pretty self explanatory, what's your moments?

One of mine was just had sitting in the living room listening to my pumilio sing while having a beer after a really bad day, then to top it off, getting out of the shower and laying in quite to listen to my galac buzz to me! It's those fine moments where all the work and thought and stress have made it worth every bit of it!


Anyone else have some? I see quite often the post of the vicarious parent posting up pics of new eggs, tad poles, and the awed froglet. Share them all!
 

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My best one so far was hearing my male leuc call for the first time. I was sitting at my computer stressing out about finishing a presentation for class when I first heard it. It was so quiet at first that I didn't immediately realize what it was. After looking out of my window for katydids and realizing the noise was coming from inside my room I saw him happily chirping away. Not only did it serve as a great study-break, it also put me in an awesome mood and I was happy to continue working on my project with a live dendro-solo concert in the background.
 

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Oh man I cant wait for this to happen. I remember my aquatic clawed frog singing in my bedroom at night when I was younger it was so relaxing. How old were your frogs when they started to sing?
 

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At 8-10 months oow, it was only about 3 weeks ago. It was really awesome for sure (I jumped up and down and squealed like a little kid, luckily I was home alone). Ok, hijack over.
 

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When I woke up one morning pised because I had school and waking up early sucks, I walked down stairs turned the lights on and saw 2 white eggs. The male looked at me for 5 minutes before I remembered I had school. It was quite breathe taking.
I also sore the male transport and female feed the tads! I have to say what an amazing sight!
 

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Finding eggs, especially from species that don't breed as frequently, seeing a tadpole transport, finding an unknown froglet (especially pumilio!), and getting a new type of frog, whether in the mail or at a show, it is always really exciting (like today when my anthonyi should arrive!)
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This thread is awesome! Keep em coming! Im so glad I bit the bullet and got the frogs, stress almost caused me to rethink getting some. Im glad to know it will finally pay off.
 

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My best moment was when my first Tinc tad emerged as a froglet. It had been about a week since I had seen him and I thought he had perished. I had a group of 4 in a rock strewn 10 gal communal. One night, I went in to check the progress of the others and he was out on a rock! That was the best. Also was my first dart frog period.

My mom had given me 6 tads to raise as a first species. 2 I gave to a friend, 3 metamorphed successfully, and 1 metamorphed with SLS.

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Calling is a huge one for me. Best one was when the first shipment of benedicta rolled in and everyone was stoked on them and commenting at how shy they were. Then, three hours after I'd released them into their viv I got calling. Unexpected. Awesome. And I have yet to find another frog related moment that rivals that one.

More recently my C. Valley fants started calling (just this morning) in their 12" cube QT viv.
 

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I would say that the things that make me happiest are breeding a pair, then raising the tads through to adulthood and making proven pairs from my own progeny ( just today I found a clutch from a pair of French Guyana Dawrf Cobalts that I had bred and raised from tads over 14 months ago). I think it's the full proof that my frogs are happy and behaving as they would in the wild.

My other "happy" thing for sure is introducing new people to the hobby.

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How about after your frogs have bred and you grew up the babies. Finally, a successful trade!! You get a new species to play with for free!
i think for free is realitive in this hobby :rolleyes: but i know what you mean, and i hope i can complete that at some point!
 

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Finding eggs, especially from species that don't breed as frequently, seeing a tadpole transport, finding an unknown froglet (especially pumilio!), and getting a new type of frog, whether in the mail or at a show, it is always really exciting (like today when my anthonyi should arrive!)
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How are you getting those?! :p

One of the things that makes me happy in this hobby is just watching my frogs feed. I still haven't gotten sick of staring at them pick off flies with perfect accuracy!
 

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For me its pretty much everything. From simply feeding my frogs and observing them, to my first flower bloom, to my first mushroom, to my first call I have enjoyed every minute.
 

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Oh, I've got another! Max and I shipped some Vanzos out to New York. They never arrived. On day 10 I got a phone message from Woodsman. They had finally arrived...ALIVE after 10 days lost in shipping! It's a good thing it was a message or I would have deafened Richard! I shouted out loud! Poor Max was sitting beside me and thought I was seriously freaking out. He had his hands over his ears as I laughed and yelled.
That was a good frog moment.
 
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