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    Animal Smuggling Disaster

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    Some 400 endangered amphibians and reptiles including 30 frogs species died from dehydration and improper shipping

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    Evolution: Wooing frogs are bat bait

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    Nature (New York, USA) : Evolution: Wooing frogs are bat bait


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    Evolution: Wooing frogs are bat bait

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    Nature (New York, USA) : Evolution: Wooing frogs are bat bait

    Bats use echolocation not only to navigate, but also to spot and capture male

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    California's Super Hybrid Salamander Dilemma

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    California's Super Hybrid Salamander Dilemma

    We had a discussion about this very topic in my Philosophy of Environmental Ethics class.

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    Madagascar: Risk review is under way for invasive toad

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    by Published on December 15th, 2013 03:20 PM

    Frog Forum's FrogTV now has a live web cam broadcast of some of Tesoros de Colombia's first legally exported Golden Poison Frogs to the USA. Check it out: http://www.frogforum.net/content/what-frog-tv-158/ ...
    by Published on December 14th, 2013 09:15 PM
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    Thanks to Indoor Ecosystems, we have an exclusive first look at the the first legal imports of Phyllobates terribilis (Golden Poison Frogs) from Colombia to the USA. Here's a photo but please follow the link to read more. ...
    by Published on August 5th, 2013 01:35 AM     Number of Views: 9121 
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    2. FrogForum Specific,
    3. Dart Frogs,
    4. Plants,
    5. Design & Construction,
    6. Decoration & Layout,
    7. Care
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    The Golden Poison Frog of Colombia is probably the largest and certainly the most controversial dart frog in the world. Join us as we learn about this stunning amphibian and describe everything there is to know about its care and breeding in captivity.

    Article, Photos and Videos by John Clare





    Background

    The Golden Poison Frog, scientific name Phyllobates terribilis, was first described to science in 1978 by Charles W. Myers, John W. Daly and Borys Malkin. While the species was new to science, the native Emberá Indians of the Cauca region of Colombia had made use of the frog’s powerful toxins for centuries.


    Dr. Daly in particular was famous for studying the chemical compounds produced by organisms like frogs, known as natural products, for possible medicinal applications. To put this in context, most anti-cancer drugs used today are toxins whose dosage is tuned for maximum anti-cancer effect but minimal toxicity to the human body. Much of the inspiration for today’s top pharmaceutical drugs comes from chemical compounds discovered in nature. Every day, teams of chemists and biologists travel to remote parts of the world in search of plants and animals that may produce valuable chemical compounds new to science. These compounds could lead to potent non-addictive painkillers, more effective anti-cancer drugs, and possible cures for other terminal illnesses that claim so many ...
    by Published on September 2nd, 2011 07:19 PM     Number of Views: 13242 
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    2. General Amphibian Interest,
    3. FrogForum Specific,
    4. Dart Frogs,
    5. Live Food Culturing,
    6. Care
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    As you would expect from a family of many different species covering such a large geographical area these frogs come in many different sizes and from varying habitats (from lowland scrub and forest to ...
    by Published on August 12th, 2011 04:32 PM     Number of Views: 42186 
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    2. Pacman Frogs,
    3. Care
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    By Stanton Waits


    A young Ceratophrys cranwelli.


    Traits
    Pacman Frogs have interesting characteristics. They spend most of their time in one position, laying
    ...
    by Published on August 9th, 2011 05:05 AM   
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    3. Miscellaneous

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  • Poll

    Vote for the Photo of the Month for September 2014 (Votes: 21)

    1. 1. Fowler's Toad, by Eli (Votes: 0)

    2. 2. Ranitomeya variabilis "Highland", by Daniel (Votes: 0)

    3. 3. Phyllobates terribilis "Mint", by Lynn (Votes: 2)

    4. 4. Spring Peeper, by Kport1909 (Votes: 3)

    5. 5. American Green Tree Frog, by Gail (Votes: 1)

    6. 6. Mantella baroni, by Bill (Votes: 1)

    7. 7. Red-Eyed Leaf Frog, by Amy (Votes: 0)

    8. 8. Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero", by Heather (Votes: 1)

    9. 9. Ranitomeya ventrimaculata, by Paul (Votes: 1)

    10. 10. White's Tree Frog, by FrogLoving17 (Votes: 0)

    11. 11. Bumblebee Walking Toad, by ZennyL (Votes: 1)

    12. 12. Dendrobates tinctorius "Cobalt", by Alicia (Votes: 4)

    13. 13. American Green Tree Frog, by Josh (Votes: 0)

    14. 14. Spea multiplicata, by lindsayshocking (Votes: 1)

    15. 15. ???, by Gwen (Votes: 0)

    16. 16. Gray Tree Frog, by MantidBro (Alexander) (Votes: 0)

    17. 17. Dendrobates tinctorius "Azureus", by DigitalDart (Votes: 0)

    18. 18. Agalychnis callidryas "Melanistic", by Lisa (Votes: 1)

    19. 19. White's Tree Frog, by Zabzy (Votes: 2)

    20. 20. Gray Tree Frog, by CrinklyCub (Votes: 0)

    21. 21. Pseudacris regilla, by irThumper (Votes: 0)

    22. 22. Bronze Mantella, by FishChum (Votes: 0)

    23. 23. Northern Green Frog, by Jackpot (Votes: 1)

    24. 24. American Green Tree Frog, by karikatzi (Votes: 0)

    25. 25. Atelopus???, by msmonikatou (Votes: 0)

    26. 26. White's Tree Frog, by RedEyeFromMD (Votes: 1)

    27. 27. Pseudacris regilla, by Ryan (Votes: 0)

    28. 28. American Toad, by KimmersLovesToads (Votes: 0)

    29. 29. Eastern Gray Tree Frog, by Chelsea T. (Votes: 1)

    What do you think? (Votes: 3)

    1. Very dangerous (Votes: 1)

    2. Probably OK, but should clean eventually (Votes: 2)

    3. It's perfectly fine! (Votes: 0)

    4. It's beneficial... encourage it! (Votes: 0)