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  1. Re: Separating flightless fruit flies from dust?

    Which species are you feeding?
  2. Re: whites tree frog and red eye tree frog

    I recommend keeping them separate. Mixing species can cause stress and competition for resources within the vivarium. Also, whites are much more aggressive feeders and may make a meal of your RETF.
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    Re: Mozambique Rain Frog

    This species also became a bit of a YouTube sensation so I understand it’s popularity and interest in it.
  4. Re: New Red Eyed tree frog with grey spots

    Good that does look like an improvement. Another possibility is that this individual was imported and during importation it sustained some injuries that are are now healing. I’m glad for you though...
  5. Re: New Red Eyed tree frog with grey spots

    Hmm I can’t say for sure

    This does look very much like oodinium, and if so a vet trip is in order. In the meantime I recommend continuing your quarantine and consulting with a good exotics vet....
  6. Re: New Red Eyed tree frog with grey spots

    I recommend posting a picture. Oodinium is more prevalent in fully aquatic species. Also I’d advise against soaking your frog in distilled water. It serves no practical purpose and the lack of...
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    Re: Water type for Whites tree frogs

    If you are using a misting system such as a mist king, distilled or RO is the way to go. The reason being that it will prolong the lifespan of the equipment and you won’t get hard water spots on the...
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    Re: Mozambique Rain Frog

    This species in only sporadically available in the US and to my knowledge they are all wild caught. If this is your first foray into keeping frogs I would recommend starting with a different more...
  9. Re: new pacman frog! wanted to verify my setup :)

    Welcome to the forum. Here is some insight.
    1. For starters your substrate looks way too dry. Damp substrate with a shallow dish is pretty much a necessity for this species.
    2. I don’t like UTHs...
  10. Re: Spontaneous death (?) of my Pixie Frog (pictures included)

    I wouldn’t beat yourself up over it. Sometimes unexpected deaths happen despite all our best efforts. I can’t comment on the previous two frogs without more information(such as husbandry and...
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    Re: Cricket demand

    The key to keeping crickets alive is removing any that die as soon as possible. Once a few die and begin to rot it’s long until more do the same. Keep them in as large a container as you can (large...
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    Re: Tomato frog listless, swollen legs

    Get it off the topsoil. Organic or not itís loaded with bacteria. Heat plus moisture equals more bacteria and thatís the last thing you want. Itís very easy for an opportunistic infection to set in...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    KP, you have to understand that your situation is an exception though and that few of us live within walking distance of a pristine biome. I live in a heavily polluted neighborhood within the New...
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    Re: Frog attempting escape

    It might be the stress from the move. How big is you frog? (Snout to vent) a small bullfrog should be in a 40 breeder at least.
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    You can purchase live isopods from online vendors and start your own colonies to feed off of. There are many species available. They are on the expensive side though and most take at least a few...
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    Re: Frog attempting escape

    Can you describe the set up in detail? Bullfrogs are a very active species and require a tremendous amount of space to thrive in captivity. The behavior is normal and odds are you need to upgrade to...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    I know it seems counterintuitive when it comes to worms but I and others on the forum have had negative experiences with them as feeders. In theory it should be fine particularly since they are...
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    Re: Vivarium question

    It’s doable but think practicality. Elaborate waterfalls look great but the can be hard to maintain.
    1. Easy access to the pump: you’ll need to clean it every so often or unjamb bits of substrate...
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    Re: alternative to crickets

    Crickets really are a great staple. But if you are looking to supplement with other feeders a good choice would be black soldierfly larvae (sold as Phoenix worms). They have a near perfect calcium to...
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    Re: Which frogs would be best?

    Your setup is lovely but the vertical orientation is really more appropriate for oophaga or ranitomeya. I wouldn’t recommend either genus as a beginner but that’s not to say it’s impossible. As far...
  21. Re: New to hobby, help me get started please

    If this is your first foray into Dart Frogs I would recommend you start with something in the phylobates genus. P. terribilis is a good choice. They are large, bold, reasonably hardy and do well in...
  22. Re: New hobbyist with some questions about my vivarium set up.

    My problem with them is that I posit legitimate questions and I get lousy responses. The site is also full of viruses and is not easy to use. I don’t purport to be an expert on anything in life and...
  23. Re: New hobbyist with some questions about my vivarium set up.

    I also forgot. For most species you don’t want the enclosure soaking wet. Maintaining high humidity is important but you don’t want a saturated substrate. This is particularly applicable to tincs....
  24. Re: New hobbyist with some questions about my vivarium set up.

    I live on the island too and yes it’s been hot as hell. The more climate control you can get now though the better off you will be and you’ll be thanking yourself next summer lol. Anything over 79...
  25. Re: New hobbyist with some questions about my vivarium set up.

    What species are you planning on keeping and what size vivarium are you using? Lights can throw off some heat depending on the type of bulb you are using so the fans are a good start. Also ambient...
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