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  1. Good morning froggers. I’m sure you guys and girls remember springs of yesteryear up to your knees in buckets of frogs spawn thousands of new morphlings under every log and leaping from every step in the grass. Well that’s changed. So many frogs toads even great crested newts by me decades ago (middle of industrial town Midlands) that it supported an equally impressive number of grass snakes. Well the snakes are long gone and frogs not far behind. Saw first male rana temporaria this morning stamped on probably on footpath (eeer slimy you know) the girls will be next out with two thousand eggs ready to go! Let’s give them somewhere to lay. Before I spend on my next viv I’m bunging a little pond in. More ponds = more frogs toads newts. The whole country looks after the blue tits why not the slimy ones??
  2. Terribilis build

    arvest bank atm near me bit more like it
  3. http://www.jasonsteelwildlifephotography.yolasite.com/aesculapian-snakes.php stumbled upon this site after recently talking about alien reptiles and amphibians. Some great images and info on hoppers creepers and slitheres. Thought it may be if interest
  4. adding cork bark

    Velcro adhesive pads? Think even the the least harmful fumes in closed environment is bad idea.
  5. fruit fly culture media

    1 part sugar 2 cheapo mash 4 cheapo ready brek.sprinkle paprika turmeric repashy vit A. Stir to sloppy consistency when cool dust with sugar and cinnamon tiny bit bakers yeast I call it “crapple pie” works for me cost a quid a month
  6. what a b's some pepole are

    I know there were marsh frogs(ridibunda?) and edible (esculenta?) but not sure if they were every confirmed as that species or hybrids. One of my best was working in a council estate as as builder when a male peacock landed in the drive! We tried to catch it to add to my dads avian menagerie but he did one onto porch roof. I was told a colony of European tree frogs was destroyed by developers. Then as it turned out there was a change they had always been there (apparently)
  7. 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
  8. easy again I know but just found first Isabel clutch after searching out a girl(or two?) woo hoo. Most of them look brown bread but suppose it’s a first clutch young frog thing
  9. More celebrating mediocrity!

    Yes that’s your girl Adrian. I know it’s not pleasant to hear but he’s one of many DIRTY FROG!
  10. what a b's some pepole are

    Anyone seen any “aliens”. I know you southerners can’t move for ring neck parakeets (saw some in west mids recently). But any real beauty’s. It’s a terrible shame Burmese pythons are eating the Florida Everglades but there is something exciting about finding an exotic alien. American bullfrogs down south.european tree frogs. Balearic wall lizards in Kent.aesulapian snakes on regents canal.cougars(not middle aged horny ladies) black panthers.garters corns? Eagle owls in northern quarries. Anyone add to list. Oh wait scorpions in shearness docs
  11. Green stripe trivs

    Yes mate I’m sorry if I beat you to it I think I reserved them the day they went on. Not seen in person but he sent me picas I didn’t want the ones without the vertebral stripe. Not sure why you can’t see pic they look great jet black luminous green. If you want a couple of Isabel you are welcome to a couple for nothing or more for next to nothing. Think I’ve got 20-30, lots of tads and some elusive escapees in big viv.
  12. Green stripe trivs

    one of my 5 sparkling new trivittatus. Can’t wait to pick em up and listen them warble
  13. what a b's some pepole are

    Shame mate. This is the problem with pets, sometimes people buy on a whim Particularly things like fashionable dogs parrots (live 60years) and big exotics. I would have taken on a baby Burmese python or such at the drop of a hat as a kid. In the 70s you could pick yourself up a beautiful baby alligator for next to nothing. In 3 years you’ve got something that needs a heated shed and eats a piglet once a fortnight.i look on forums and people must just have racks of sweater boxes rammed full of royal python morphs and super dwarf retics.they might as well be pictures. That’s why I went into the frogs they are at least living a similar life to the wild and are stimulated.there are turtles the size of dinner plates in my local duck pond. There was a hellbender Salamanda in one park near me! And even a pair of dummerills boas and some venomous rattlesnakes/Pitt vipers. Stupidity. They could so easily have been rehomed. People want stuffbut don’t want the work or care about the consequences of dumping animals.
  14. Ameerega Trivittata Red

    Absinthia. Saw your post about bi color calling mine look a shade younger than yours and not a peep although I may be hoping a little. Anyway I love these trivs always thought about getting some so replacing my (most of) Isabel in my large community viv.put deposit on 5 green stripe. Watched YouTube clip of them calling. Need that call in my room it’s pure tropics. Although I am slightly def so my wife may be less thrilled. Do you have the reds also? I’m guessing mine will be siblings so thinking maybe trade bloodlines with someone when the time comes ?
  15. Terribilis build

    oit on the “lawn” more solid more yellow more bold hope his mates join him soon
  16. More celebrating mediocrity!

    I’m getting the opposite problem both females are laying 20 odd and other than first clutch getting near enough 100 fertility. I’ve sold clutches of eggs and 30 juveniles there must be 10 plus juveniles in viv that gave me the slip and got 12 more new morphed + what looks like 50 tads.arranged to sell a sexed pair to slow it down don’t want to dispose of eggs and selling multiple clutches of pushing 30 locally will saturate any market. You are welcome to a couple of my bigger juveniles pay you back for pumilio tip off/mass vent purchase.
  17. New to pumilio advice pls

    Yes I thought that would be the general opinion but I’ve heard from a guy who’s kept 2.3 in a 40 cube! Apparently he lost 2 after best part of a decade then introduced 2adults with no probs goes against everything I’ve read. I’m getting juveniles so may still go 4 and split as soon as o can be sure of sexes and or pick best lookers.
  18. Thrifty duo viv

    New build to fit above my existing vivs to maximise space available. 800 wide 400 deep 470 high. Using reclaimed glass from old double glazed units. initial building of tank using slate to partition. Left side imitators/vanzolinii right side pumilio
  19. More celebrating mediocrity!

    soooooo horny.picked this pair up in a film can he let go then grabbed on again unfortunately minute the phone came out they scarpered. Not long after they managed to re kindle the frog love. Mucky sods
  20. Thrifty duo viv

    Ta very much Jon. Just saw one of the elusive bi color one getting more solid orange/yellow with green legs beefing up slowly. Just want to see em all out bold as brass on the rock.
  21. Thrifty duo viv

    Pretty much done added two mature cultures white woodlice loads springtails. Just need to phone wonga and stick some froggies in. Looks less busy in flesh just can’t get decent picture
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. Thrifty duo viv