• Plants

    by Published on August 5th, 2013 01:35 AM     Number of Views: 25146 
    1. Categories:
    2. FrogForum Specific,
    3. Dart Frogs,
    4. Plants,
    5. Design & Construction,
    6. Decoration & Layout,
    7. Care
    Article Preview



    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 July 30th, 2011 04:04 AM     Number of Views: 57171 
    1. Categories:
    2. Dart Frogs,
    3. Plants,
    4. Design & Construction,
    5. Care
    Article Preview



    Imitating Dart Frog - Ranitomeya imitator - Care and Breeding
    by John Clare

    General Information
    The Imitating Dart Frog is a native of northern and north-eastern Peru, in the provinces of Loreto and San Martín, from the foothills of the Andes Mountains eastwards. These frogs generally inhabit lowland rainforest, but some populations can be found at higher elevations, even in excess of 900 meters (~3000 feet). First described to science by Rainer Schulte in 1986 as Dendrobates imitator, in 2006 Grant et al. reclassified the species as Ranitomeya imitator, separating all Amazonian thumbnail poison frogs into the genus Ranitomeya, whose members are characterized by the first finger being shorter in length than the second. "Thumbnail" gives a good impression of just how small these frogs truly are, because even a large female Imitating Dart Frog is less than 2.5 cm (1 inch) from snout to vent. However, what they lack in size is more than made up for by their brilliant colors and generally bold personality.






    Captive Care
    This species has been shown to be naturally monogamous, so the most naturalistic number of frogs to keep in a terrarium should be a male and female pair.
    ...
  • Currently Active UsersCurrently Active Users

    There are currently 338 users online. 2 members and 336 guests

    Most users ever online was 5,910, October 16th, 2013 at 03:04 AM.

    1. Jimboa,
    2. mrsean
  • Advert

  • Recent Activity

    Larry Wardog

    125 Gallon PA Woods Vivarium

    Thread Starter: Larry Wardog

    This vivarium will house 4-5 American Toads and Wood Frogs each with the total number being 8-10 between both species. This is just the announcement...

    Last Post By: Larry Wardog 21 Hours Ago Go to last post
    elly

    "No" Frog

    Thread Starter: elly

    Hey, I've been away from here doing intense real life stuff but now my little frog hasn't eaten for a little over a week and I'm getting concerned....

    Last Post By: Bynny Ribbit 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Hill111

    Trying to figure out why pacman died :(

    Thread Starter: Hill111

    I bought a juvenile Pacman frog from Petsmart about 1 month ago. I was very nervous about buying it because I bought another one a while back that...

    Last Post By: Bynny Ribbit 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Animallover3541

    Oops I got another one...

    Thread Starter: Animallover3541

    I was studying for a test last night (No way I'm gonna pass it lol) when my neighbor called that she had a HUGE toad in her garage. I got up and went...

    Last Post By: BossFrog 6 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Animallover3541

    Should I put down Daisy?

    Thread Starter: Animallover3541

    I have an American bullfrog that has MBD and is about 2-3 years old. She's only 2.5 inches long. My cat will often stare at her, but Tuesday night...

    Last Post By: BossFrog 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Hypnofrog

    PARASITES! help!

    Thread Starter: Hypnofrog

    I can't believe I didn't catch these sooner! :(I was changing my frogs water bowl and found an earthworm had gotten stuck in it, and the surface of...

    Last Post By: Bynny Ribbit 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
    sabibi

    new spots on my dumpy frog- it is something wrong?

    Thread Starter: sabibi

    Hi folks, i have question- im owner(from 7 days) of two dumpy frogs and one of them, from two days have new spots. it is normal? please let me know...

    Last Post By: Freckles24 11 Hours Ago Go to last post
    inkdeer

    Canned Crickets + Woodlice

    Thread Starter: inkdeer

    Through a series of unfortunate events I've all but run out of live insects and ended up having to buy more from the store. They had nothing that was...

    Last Post By: inkdeer 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    Bynny Ribbit

    Deformation cause?

    Thread Starter: Bynny Ribbit

    Hey everyone! I have a pacman frog named Truffle and she's about 10 months old. Within the past month or two I've noticed her face seemed crooked;...

    Last Post By: DanDrobates 3 Hours Ago Go to last post