love it!!! great video!
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Hey everyone, I uploaded a videoclip of my male X. muelleri, calling to the female...I wanted to upload it, because the call is very interesting, and very different than the laevis & borealis... to me, it sounds like a ticking timebomb, or one of those manual timers you set when u have something in the oven lol! I hope you like! - DJ Def
YouTube - Xenopus muelleri Clip 5-8-2011
love it!!! great video!
Thanks for sharing, definitely an interesting call.
What an interesting call! You are right, it does sound like a timer.
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Glad u guys enjoyed it!! I will of course be keeping you posted on my next breeding success, hopefully within the next week or so ;o) Wish me luck!
Thanks for uploading the clip - my male sounded similar when he was calling. What conditions do you have them under? My male stopped calling over the winter and hasn't started again really, yet.
Mine are at about 23C with 12:12 lighting and are fed every three days on earthworm chunks.
All the best
Well, I try to make sure they are fed, so they're not concentrating too heavily on "foraging" for food, etc...I have a tank pre-set up with several bushy plants, and during the morning/afternoon, I take the male out from the rest of the colony, and place him in the set-up/breeding tank by himself, and I will wait til the "FOLLOWING" evening, before placing the female in with him, and let nature do the rest, lol...
However, I tend to be impatient at times, and when I don't isolate the male by himself long enough, he doesnt do the persistent calling ;o( So, with a lil patience, things usually go a LOT better, as far as breeding. In the past 2 weeks, I had a VERY successful X. borealis breeding (over 225 tads hatched, and still doing great) And this morning, all the tads from the albino male/retic female, are hatched (there's around 90 or so tads), but it was such a short spawning, the male let go, about an hour or so into the breeding ;o( But at least I have some albinos, and hopefully, some Retics!
So, try the method I use, and let me know if it works! Some of my males are easier to get "conditioned", and others just don't feel like mating/calling at all lol.
Thanks for the information. What temperatures are you using? Do you cool the breeding tank as some people do with X. laevis?
Nice one with the borealis and other breedings. I hope the tads do well for you, although 200 odd froglets will be something to contend with!
Currently, all my tanks are room temps between 69-77 degrees. I don't do any additional heating or cooling of the waters. A couple of my local pet shops said they'll take some of the froglets for store credit, so that'll be nice ;o) I really hope to breed my x muelleri pair, once these tads are grown & I have the tanks back, lol.
Wow! sorry. i'm new here.and i cant believe that there are so many of us who love keeping Xenopus frogs
There are a lot of Xenopus fans on the form. Welcome and enjoy your stay. Please check out the Aquatic frog threads, you will find some interesting stuff
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“If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.”
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i have 13 X. muelleri, 10 X. leavis all at 6 months old and have already starded singing. hey do your guys muelleri's also have 4 clawes instead of 3 like the leavis's do?
As I understand, X. muelleri has 3 claws on toes 3,4, and 5. There is also a horny tubercle one one toe that looks like a claw. The only species I can think of 4 claws is X. tropicalis of western Africa.
Tommyboi - - def have to let me know when you are selling some offspring! I would love to get my hands on some in the future!
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