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  1. best moss to use

    There are a number of options moss wise.easiest by far are any of the aquatic mosses available. Get an “invitro” pot of java Christmas or similar then wash it chop it up into tiny fragments (chop like you would parsley) and spread it thinly onto a saturated natural surface(rough stone tree fern wood) but it must be lit directly and lit well. I’ve got stuff growing like a little lawn this way on hygrolon sheet. It’s like capillary matting a portion enters a water source and it wickes water out.you can buy spores(Kyoto) the stuff looks beautiful in Japanese gardens and bonsai pots but I’ve found hit and miss. Also moss mix available but again hit and miss and it’s seems to be mostly sphagnum that grows initially that’s not very convincing. By far the best stuff is the self spored stuff that just grows on tree fern wood etc unfortunately this is totally by chance and can take an age. I’ve got a second hand viv and there is some cracking natural stuff on it you just can’t replicate or beat natural bit of a bugger really
  2. Thrifty duo viv

    Thrifty viv becoming is becoming less thrifty with every passing day. Will be quite brom heavy so going to put decent dawn and dusk lamp on longer hours than rest of vivs to wake up the frog room in more natural manor. Also going to contain trio (hopefully) pumilio colon. Left hand side will have to wait a while but will contain small number of ranitomeya. Thinking about fantastica true nominat but I never hear them mentioned on forums etc. Have they fallen out of favour?
  3. Thrifty duo viv

  4. New to pumilio advice pls

    Hello all and happy new year. I’m picking up 2 or 3 possibly 4 pumilio colon in couple of months. The viv is approx 400 deep 500 high 550 wide. Intend to include multiple deposition sites and number of bromeliads. My question is in numbers and what to look for.may pop 3-4 youngsters in hope for a pair or 1.2 trio is 2.2 a no no in that viv?(guessing so) I’ve also heard that a trio will probably only produce a similar amount of offspring to a pair but I like the idea of more frogs to look at but would they be as happy in a trio. Any advice appreciated regarding these type of frog thanks john
  5. Thrifty duo viv

    initial placement of awful looking foam chunks.
  6. Thrifty duo viv

    talking deathclaw planting/tadpole sites.(lager can is only included for scale)
  7. Terribilis build

    Got 20 santa Isabel mate if your interested. Try to cop them as they emerge but keep seeing a few cheeky smug buggers chilling up top the minute I open the door gone! Sure they know they are winding me up
  8. Terribilis build

    Cheers for the pumilio info.i currentyknee deep in loft conversion so the frogs have had to go in back burner. Doesn’t take much to start me off again though. The bicolour have vanished into the jungle! Seeded with springtails woodlice big viv so they’ve all found little corners.im sure they will get more bold.theyll learn to come to feeding station and sit on the rocks that I placed for the ungrateful buggers.when I see them they look bigger and are colouring up they seems to move differently to the others more mechanical half way to how histrionica move.vent wise(you really want more?) I e just released 4 little fatties back into my big viv so your two days too late.ive got two newly morphed 4 grown on leuc and a bag of santa Isabel! Merry Christmas
  9. merry christmas

    A very merry Xmas. May all of your stockings croak. Where have you been kroot
  10. best type of lights

    Cheers. Thanks for link.
  11. best type of lights

    Madlan. What lumens/kelvin and s the tape? I’ve seen the stuff but always assumed it would be useless for vivs. Nice room by the way. Fractionally nicer than mine. Just a tad
  12. best type of lights

    LED seems the only way to go to me assuming you are not bothered about uv. Yo can get jungle dawns and aquarium leds I’ve had reasonable success with the panel leds designed for suspended ceilings I’ve got I think 24 watt 7000k over 40x40 cubes and the growth is compact deep green red brooms etc. Next build I may make custom fitting out of led spots you get flush in ceilings. Day light or cold/cool light is the one to get not warm white 6500kelvin is optimum my 7000s work great and are around £20 in amazon if that
  13. Terribilis build

    Yes mate vanzollinii possibly. If I can’t get colon pums first. Need period of financial readjustment or santa may skip my house this year!
  14. Terribilis build

    Still tiny bit shy 2 days in 6 little bi color images upload
  15. Thrifty duo viv