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  2. Cork trunk build

    This will be my last post on this thread due to a complete lack of activity on this site. Shame as the amphibian world a few years back with the likes of dendroboard and dendroworld brought a real sense of support. Seems the dart frog community is slowly petering out.
  3. Cork trunk build

    A few photos with the new plants in : Planting 2 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr New plants by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Planting 3 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Planting 5 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Pleurothallis by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Focus Panama by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
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  5. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    I’ve only four vivs which are display ones in my living room, all housing Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland. I guess it’s worth a go to try something different now and again.
  6. Cork trunk build

    A list of current plants : Scaphosepalum Rapax Restrepia Mohrii Maxillaria Pumilia Restrepi Trichoglossa Begonia Listada Elaphogossum Crinitum Pyrrosia Nummularifolia Marcgravia Sp. Neoregelia Memphisto Neoregelia Hawaii Neoregelia Hybrid Chrismas Moss Java Moss Flame Moss Plants on order : Pleurothallis Jantae Pleurothallis Luctuoasa Pleurothallis Tripterantha Peperomia Rotundifolia Peperomia Hope Microgramma Tecta Ficus Panama Neoregelia Fireball Neorgelia Red Waif Neoregelia Hybrid Also now it's summer the ATI Sunpower is causing heat issues (sits 2, 4, 6 centigrade above ambient when using 2, 4 and 6 tubes respectively) So i'm considering a couple of options : Single LED Unit - the new Radion G4 Pro Freshwater. Use this for summer and T5 for winter. Or a custom LED unit, thin strips of CREE 3W leds in the 5000k and 6500k range, using 2 T5s on warmer days and 4 on cooler days.
  7. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    It’s sounds like your frog room is bigger than my frog room!! Thanks for the reply,we possibly represent opposite ends of the tadpole care spectrum. I’ll up my game cheers john
  8. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    Thanks John, Ways take the eggs out of viv when fertile, that’s if I can find them. I put the one tadpole in 16oz tubs with some oak leave and moss, just about everyday I remove frog waste and uneaten food and kept topping the water up with spring water, sometimes doing a full water change. Then I move the tadpoles in bigger tubs just as their back legs start to develop, these tubs are 101oz size 8 long x 6 wide x 4 high inches, a bit over the top I know, but just try and give them the best I can.
  9. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    Well done!.how do you raise them do they raise in the viv like imitators or do you do it. I’ve got test tubes with vent tads in but they seem to honk after a while even when I change the water. Lost the first couple just before they popped front legs but the next lot are getting there now.got the idea from s post on here but I’m not sure there is enough surface area for the volume of water.
  10. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    These were my first dart frog I kept and never had any problems with them, I’ve had them for just over two years now. Got two groups, a group of six in one viv and a three in other. Both groups have breed well, 64 young in total up to now.
  11. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    May give these a try depending on many financial variables.they beat varadaros for me I think never seen in the flesh I was under the impression they were a bit of a mare to keep
  12. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    Thanks John, Just used the auto adjust button on iPad for this picture, didn’t change it much really. I’ve found them not hard to keep, these are the only thumbnails I’ve kept so I couldn’t really compare.
  13. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.

    That’s got to be one of the prettiest froggies out there. Lovely pic is that tweaked or a a straight up shot? These harder to keep than most thumbnails? John
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  15. Built in viv

    Cheers not much frog love from the wife and kids
  16. Built in viv

    Very nicely done!
  17. Built in viv

    That’s a great looking setup
  18. Built in viv

    This is my single big viv built onto and around my freezer. Mostly recycled glass and various poly boards glued to my wall recirculated water section drip wall on left out of view little stream left empties into water/filter on right. I had the inspired idea to wrap hygrolon then hessian around drip“vine” so Itwould be festooned with climbers moss ferns and the like. This Immediately failed and rotted like a pear and grew liver like fungus. Other than that it’s gone ok ish. There is enough light in the top to start a ganja farm but still not too satisfied with growth/colours tbh. Got 6 vents 5 leucs and 3 Santa Isabel all getting on and breeding with exception of Isabel who are all boys( any girls out there). How does everyone get such lush green/purple growth? Anyone else got large setups? Does anyone let non oophaga species get on with it entirely in the tank? That’s the plan with the Isabel’s. I was obsessed with the idea of this build but now I can only see limitations. Now craving little tidy boxes with pairs in them. Comments/critique welcome John
  19. They are enjoying the wax moths very much.
  20. Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.
  21. My two vivariums

    Hi, Thought I'd share a photo of my two vivs, up top is a pair of Excidobates mysteriosus, and the lower contains the trio of Phyllobates bicolor. Set up both in November after the frogs had spent time in temporary accommodation after vivs broken during a house move. No plans to keep any more species at the moment, it's about all I can manage with a full time job and two children, however I do have a retirement plan.
  22. Phyllobates Bicolor

    4 out of the 9 eggs made it, not too bad for a first clutch.
  23. Phyllobates Bicolor

    Looking good. Only joy I've had has been the tricolours, Imis and one stray clutch from the Bora ridge.
  24. Phyllobates Bicolor

    Couple of photos from the last few days.
  25. Phyllobates Bicolor

    I thought I had three males... but after lots of calling and jumping about over the last few days I found a clutch of 9 eggs in the coco hut this evening.
  26. Hello members I’d appreciate some advice. I’m going away for just over a week and have a clutch of leucs and vents that are not out of the eggs yet but will obviously pop out when I’m away. Should I leave them in the dishes and hope the don’t canibalise or shal I pop them slightly prematurely? Not as concerned about vents but the leucs still have blood vessel like gills and the eggs sill look turgid. I considered putting eggs on floating Rickia in the water section but I doubt I’d ever catch them again. What’s the best option any help appreciated cheers john
  27. They are pretty straight forward. Keep them warm, feed them fish flake, and provide them with some cotton wool to lay on. It will take some patience to begin with as they can be slow to reproduce at first.
  28. Thanks for the help guys. I've bought some waxworms today and put them in a cricket tub to morph into moths. Looking into the silverfish/firebrats, are they easy to culture?
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