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  1. Sticky: Re: Water: Distilled vs purified vs everything else

    John, may I copy and post this on a facebook page about plants. Members there frequently ask about types of water and yours is the best description.
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    Re: Plants native to Southeast USA?

    I too am planting with natives combined with silk; some successes, a lot of failures most of which was from my lack of knowledge of native plants some of which must go dormant in order to thrive,...
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    Re: Grey Tree Frog Tadpoles

    A plastic bin, out of direct sunlight, filled with rainwater or if you use tap water make sure it is treated with Reptisafe (Amazon.com carries it too). Spring Water will do too but never Distilled,...
  4. Re: Found injured Grey tree frog, need help with nursing him back to health

    Hope he's doing o.k. Grey Tree Frogs are my favorite. When you put him in the Spring Water or rain water (not tap water or Distilled water), you might want to warm it up slightly. They do seem to...
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    Re: How to vary gray tree frog diet

    I feed my Greys silkworms along with Turkish Runners. wild caught moths and sometimes store bought Banded Crickets. The Silkworms are expensive and messy so I've switched to Butterworms which are...
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    Re: How to vary gray tree frog diet

    Good info:

    http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatreptileblog/2014/02/18/collecting-insects-reptile-amphibian-food-traps-tips/#.Vy67V9QrI1I...
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    Re: How to vary gray tree frog diet

    I have a Butterfly Net that I run across the grass in the back yard. I scoop up hundreds of newborn insects in early Spring, they won't pose a biting problem. Even the grasshoppers are small and I'm...
  8. Solar Cell for Outdoor Transition Habitat - Copes Grey Tree Frogs

    It's been 7 months. The day has finally arrived for me to release my rescued Hyla chrysoscelis into their outdoor transition habitat before final release. They were tadpoles rescued from a dumpster...
  9. Re: Outdoor Enclosure Zone 7 - Copes Grey Tree Frog

    Yes, you're right about using natives and that excites my mind with creativity. My outdoor enclosure will be 6' tall. Although there are plenty of small pines I can put in pots, the sap might be a...
  10. Outdoor Enclosure Zone 7 - Copes Grey Tree Frog

    I'm constructing an outdoor vivarium for my rescued Grey Tree Frogs. They were tadpoles in a garbage bin and now they are ready for release, however, nearby construction has eliminated many tree and...
  11. Re: *RESPONSES NEEDED* What to do during power outage with no enclosure heat?

    Perhaps Hot Hands Hand Warmers, or battery operated heated socks.
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    Copes Grey Tree Froglets Release

    It happens every year. I find Grey Treefrog tadpoles/froglets in my water troughs in late summer. I enjoy caring for them in my vivarium but due to their small size and winter temperatures in the...
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    Re: Turkistan Roaches

    In addition to your recommended substrate, which works great, I have had success adding a fist full of dampened Sphagnum Moss to the roach bin. It's humidity seems to promote the ejection of healthy...
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    Re: Grey Tree frog trying to hibernate

    My Grays are 3 yrs old. In the winter, here in NC, I keep my house between 63 - 65 at night. They've gone into brumation every winter. This year, after the heater kicked on drying out the air in the...
  15. Thread: The gang

    by Treesniffer
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    Re: The gang

    Gail - You've grasped their souls in these exquisite photos. I can't pull away.
  16. Thread: The gang

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    Re: The gang

    His quality of life was exceptional. The idea of catch and release restores nature. Rufus will always be remembered.
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    Re: Grays and bird bath?

    Mosquito Dunks will do the work and if you crunch them up, they'll last you all summer if you sprinkle only a tiny amount; no more than the size of 2 grains of rice. It goes a long way. I haven't had...
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    Re: Grays and bird bath?

    Yes you just might get tads. Remember to not use tap water and to watch temperature of water. Bird baths tend to be a little shallow and sometimes get too hot or dry up. Snakes, birds and pets may...
  19. Thread: The gang

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    Re: The gang

    Photo 3 to the right: Priceless.
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    Re: The gang

    "I'm so good at watching over my stash of crickets and roaches and nobody will ever find it."
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    Poll: Re: Spring release back into the wild?

    By now you've made your decision and it is indeed a difficult one to make. I release, after raising many Copes from tads found in my water troughs each year. I place them on trees often filled with...
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    ExoTerra Natural ION Light Bulb

    Advertised "Purify & Lights Up your terrarium all at once." I wonder if the use of this product will destroy necessary & beneficial bacteria in any viv, particularly in healthy soil substrate...
  23. Re: Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) PARTY TIME!!!

    They glow with red hot passion. Oh yes, I remember that well.
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    Re: Dermestids / Cleaner Crews

    I have had success calming down odor by using FeederSource's Odor Control, a synthetic soil consisting mostly of very finely ground charcoal and vermiculite; about the size of ground coffee....
  25. Turkish Roaches: Separating Sizes, How to?

    I have too many Turkish Roaches in Rubbermaid Containers and need to separate the sizes for selling. Any ideas on how to do that?
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