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    Default Santa Isabel Tadpole Care for Newbie

    I have 5 tree frogs (Amazon Milkx2, White'sx2 and an american green treefrog) as well as 2 bumble bee walking toads, so I'm not new to frogs as pets or culturing food. However I am new to both dart frogs as well as raising frogs from tadpoles.

    My friend has darts and most recently added 4 Santa Isabel's to his collection. Clutches of eggs started appearing 3-4 days after he set them up in their vivarium. I opted to take 4 tadpoles off his hands after they hatched. We did it right (at least I think we did) got the Indian almond leaves, and the tadpole food treated with cera micron? Now my one of my 4 tadpoles has sprouted rear legs and the others look like they are about to do the same!

    So, I'm seeking some advice as to what to do next. Do I need to move them into a new container yet? What should the next container look like for 4 almost froglets? Water level? Additives? food etc.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Santa Isabel Tadpole Care for Newbie

    Ive done a tricolor/anthonyi caresheet in the caresheet section and that includes tadpole care
    0.0.2 Ceratophrys cranwelli
    0.0.3 Dendrobates azureus
    0.0.4 Dendrobates tinctorius "Alanis" (tads)
    3.3.0 Epipedobates anthonyi (+tads!)
    0.0.1 Lepidobatrachus laevis
    0.0.4 Pyllobates terribilis
    0.0.3 Ranitomeya imitator "Chazuta"
    0.0.3 Ranitomeya vanzolini
    0.0.6 Xenopus laevis

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    Ive done a tricolor/anthonyi caresheet in the caresheet section and that includes tadpole care

    Thanks, I should have looked there. Very informative. I moved the tadpole that had front legs to an angled container with a little water and some moss, and he has since climbed out! Now I'm kind of freaking out because I cant find springtails anywhere I am going to order some today, but what can I do in the meantime? Will it continue to eat tadpole pellets? should I try fruit flies (I doubt he will eat the flies as he is really tiny).

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    Default Re: Santa Isabel Tadpole Care for Newbie

    You have a few days while the froglet will absorb the tail. Problem with just ordering springtails is they are usually starter cultures. I would ask about receiving a larger amount so you can begin feeding right away. I would also order more then you need and begin culturing your own supply.
    1.2.0 Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus'
    1.1.0 Dendrobates Lamasi 'Orange'
    1.1.0 Dendrobates Ventrimaculatus 'Understory Line'
    0.3.0 Dendrobates leucomelas

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM670 View Post
    You have a few days while the froglet will absorb the tail. Problem with just ordering springtails is they are usually starter cultures. I would ask about receiving a larger amount so you can begin feeding right away. I would also order more then you need and begin culturing your own supply.
    I ordered a 32oz culture from Josh's frogs. I planned on feeding from that and starting a culture in the viv that I will be building tomorrow. Is that feasible, or will I need another culture?

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