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After 2 years of trying to breed 3 male imitator together, I finally fixed the problem and got a female. After 3 days I now have 2 eggs! woo hoo, I don't care what people say 3 males will not reproduce ;)
 
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Thank you everyone.... and thank you Tony for parting with her....
She has made me and my male happy!
 

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Very nice, can you tell me how to get a female? I'm still not sure if my 2nd one is a male or female, but at this point i'm thinking just a quiet male.

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After 2 years of trying to breed 3 male imitator together, I finally fixed the problem and got a female. After 3 days I now have 2 eggs! woo hoo, I don't care what people say 3 males will not reproduce ;)
 
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Imitators

I actually have quite a few imitator froglets currently, but I am only trading them for other thumbnails or eggfeeders.
 
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Hey Kyle,

I orginally had a trio together and 2 hung out together and one was a loner. I seperated the loner out and he started calling with in days. *note he didn't call in the other tank. I left the other two together for over a year with out any luck, and then oneday I saw my "female" call. So I relized I still had 2 males in the tank, but they were friendly with each other. I removed the smaller male and both were calling with in 5 mins. I got lucky and found an extra female. The imitator seem to run very male heavy. I still have 3 more males that need female, and I know Scott needs 1 (or 3) for his 3 males too.
We as hobbiest really need to play with the temps ect, and see if we can change the sex ratios of the frogs that are produced.
Hmmm good advanced topic..
 

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Ya I have thought about doing just that, but really don't want to mess the tank up to get it out. They know some very good hiding places and without removing a brom or 2 they are not coming out. I will just add more to the mix until I find a female. I hope somone has some at IAD. I am on patricks list for a different morph also, but they will get there own tank.

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Hey Kyle,

I orginally had a trio together and 2 hung out together and one was a loner. I seperated the loner out and he started calling with in days. *note he didn't call in the other tank. I left the other two together for over a year with out any luck, and then oneday I saw my "female" call. So I relized I still had 2 males in the tank, but they were friendly with each other. I removed the smaller male and both were calling with in 5 mins. I got lucky and found an extra female. The imitator seem to run very male heavy. I still have 3 more males that need female, and I know Scott needs 1 (or 3) for his 3 males too.
We as hobbiest really need to play with the temps ect, and see if we can change the sex ratios of the frogs that are produced.
Hmmm good advanced topic..
 

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Not a problem Ben, just glad to help a bit. I also have a few imi tads at the moment and would love to find someone who would be willing to make some trades in the somewhat near future. I would love to get another blood line. The ones I currently have are from Patrick. Anyone interested is some swapping let me know.

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Tony - I'm not positive... but I'm doubtful that Patrick imported his Imitators... so you'll need to check with him to find out the true blood line (so you're not just trading different generations of the same blood line).

Just a suggestion.

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Alright Ben!
Happy to hear the good news :D :D :D I am willing to try out different temp when my pair lay some more eggs and see what happens.I can see a nice sized tad in a brom axil so I plan on removing it tomorrow.Good thing the 2 males hadn't watch the news or they may have wanted a ride to the court house,LOL. BTW, have other people left tads in with their imitators to let them raise them by egg feeding,if so have they laid viable eggs during the process or just eggs to feed? Mine haven't laid eggs for awhile and last summer when I let my original pair raise one up to a froglet they didn't lay any eggs except for the tad for about 90 days.
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Imitator sex ratio

I see I am not the only one who seeks a imitator female. Judging by postings I've seen it looks like they turn out a little male heavy. Anyone ever kept track and found out a ratio? For instance, if I was able to buy a number of froglets, how many would I have to buy to be pretty sure of getting at least 1 female?
 
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