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  1. 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
  2. More celebrating mediocrity!

    done big water change mass feed filled reservoir put couple tads in morph out tubs ore holiday. Got a leuc and azureus clutch not quite ready to hatch so tried this. Petri dish just fits diagonally into ferrero rocher box half filled with r o oak leaves tiny amount food. Hopefully they hatch slide down absorb yolk for couple days before cannibalism begins.
  3. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    After 7 Months countless hours building a viv the size of my fridge gluing peat to walls and spending enough cash to take the kids to Florida...... my first easiest cheapest dart frog has got an arm! Was it worth it yeeeeeeeah think so
  4. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    * ventri
  5. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    what time does bp gas station open 4 of these spotty bellies( couldn’t fit in image) doing the no pants dance in the condesation. Venri=belly maculata=spotty hence venrimaculata you can imagine a zoologists with a jar full of these in the jungle.
  6. Orchid blooms

    that was the one I had (that’s not mine) while plant was 25mm across
  7. Orchid blooms

    I had a tiny birds crest one like a fan. The tree fern panel it was on must have only been 20x30 mm cost about 30 quid. I managed to rot it in 3 weeks. Quite an achievement. Got another minuscule one in pum viv out of spray line seems to be ok.
  8. Orchid blooms

    I e got I think a pleurithalis (poss Stellis can’t remember) ? Or something like that flowering at the mo the flowers are so small that you can barely tell if they are open or not like 2-3 mm. Going to orchid up my next build
  9. dart frogs needs

    Tbh mate if you e got a 900 viv I’d leave that one as it is.tincs are not good mixers anyway . Why don’t you use the bigger viv to house some more frogs. Have a bigger more terrestrial group frog like auratus? Then have a more arboreal thumbnail group too variabilis, vanzolinii or amazonica they would utilise all the viv height. I know you’ve only got males but nothing beats watching the breeding courting egg/tad deposition you could leave a group of Vanzos to do it all themselves. Waterfall wise they are generally a ball ache.if I did another I’d have the pump outside the tank which in itself creates more work. If you had small accessible pump in one corner of your exo protected in your substrate layer the base would act like a big bio filter. I’ve kind of done this with an overflow included so it’s topped up with misting water then now and again I empty a few litres of spring water in. I’m not overly happy with it though
  10. Thrifty duo viv

    Dp cheers. Depending on sexes behaviour etc it is entirely possible he/she will be available and possibly coming to a viv near you.....
  11. 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
  12. Thrifty duo viv

    Yeah they are getting there I was thinking the boldness had been exaggerated but while I was cutting back plants a couple really couldn’t be bothered to move. I tell you what thy don’t like. Springtails. there are more in that viv than in some of my cultures. So once again against froggy rules I’ve added a few thumbs to clean up the clean up crew they are half grown (southern variabilis) the bi color are half grown neither of them could give s damn about the other. They will occupy walls branches broms the bi color oblivious to them on the floor. I added two yesterday (one still to morph/grow on) one hopped straight past biggest bi c he never moved then they’ve settled up top. Same as my leucs santa and French Guyana and now triv viv.none of them care leucs. Pums on their own tincs on their own.
  13. Thrifty duo viv

    Yeah they are getting there I was thinking the boldness had been exaggerated but while I was cutting back plants a couple really couldn’t be bothered to move. I tell you what thy don’t like. Springtails. there are more in that viv than in some of my cultures. So once again against froggy rules I’ve added a few thumbs to clean up the clean up crew they are half grown (southern variabilis) the bi color are half grown neither of them could give s damn about the other. They will occupy walls branches broms the bi color oblivious to them on the floor. I added two yesterday (one still to morph/grow on) one hopped straight past biggest bi c he never moved then they’ve settled up top. Same as my leucs santa and French Guyana and now triv viv.none of them care leucs. Pums on their own tincs on their own. As I’m making my own viv May do another decent sized vertically oriented viv and combine maybe auratus and vanzo group????
  14. Thrifty duo viv

    Cheers he doesn’t look that skinny in the flesh. I see flashes of the other 3 but they all look well fed. I cut back loads of foliage in the bi color viv yesterday exposing the 900 flys that must be keeping them in the shadows I could immediately see more of them sitting on top of coconuts as they do. Once they’ve hoovered these I’ll feed more carefully. Like to see them react to feedings like the azureus
  15. Thrifty duo viv

    the nearest gas station around me best I could get
  16. Thrifty duo viv

    I’ll try. Tbh a fungwent through it like wildfire and took alit if the foliage from climbers. It’s recoveriynow but the frogs are a bit elusive. I’ll get a shot if I can
  17. Thrifty duo viv

    Been stocked with 4 pumilio colon one older thought to be female one older thought to be male and two younger for luck range from many tiny round spots poss male lighter blotches poss female big symmetrical lady bird style so should identify individually. Proving to be bit elusive. The likely male seems to be the one I see more and in same place.after a misting I think I just heard his first little crack at calling. Now need to watch for trouble. Not sure if I want to try the group split a pair off? May sell off when sort a pair.
  18. More celebrating mediocrity!

    you know when your mates that good looking he just doesn’t try. Bog standard dart frog bit of wood bit of green Lovely
  19. More celebrating mediocrity!

    Down to one tad but first clutch so fine. Colin and Deidres first effort. My sexier bigger pair were the ones I expected to perform. Anyway I’ve just directly sprayed Alan and Brenda directly with cool ro and he’s started calling the mucky fat so and so is following him like a puppy
  20. Tiny new frog

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/animals/2019/03/tiny-new-frog-species/02-tiny-frog-species-arakotoarison_mini-mum_picture3.adapt.676.1.jpg
  21. Favourite lil viv

    eastern bank locations and hours thought I’d share pic of best lil jungly viv. Needs a trim. Ferns totally self sown. I’ve agonised over hard scapes and planting in past with mixed results. This one tree fern bunged in few plants I had last year filled out great. Do wish I’d stumbled in this site before everyone had left to the dark side(face book etc) suppose its inevitable. I’m trying to resist
  22. More celebrating mediocrity!

    first eggs after some heavy petting. 4 eggs one looked wrong then a second bloated but these two look ok for first attempt. I honestly have only heard one croak from tincs and it was from the other viv.
  23. More celebrating mediocrity!

    young love. This is the pair I was less sure about and were slightly smaller. I’d toyed with idea of selling this pair or swapping for Brazil/Patricia. My bigger girl and her good looking boyfriend seem to be having bedroom woes.
  24. 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??
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