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Boxofrogs

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  1. fruit fly culture media

    It really doesn’t matter as it’s dissolved by water granulated is fine I’ve used caster but only if ran out and nicked it from kitchen.
  2. fruit fly culture media

    Btw you need to buy proper cheapo mash with no milk powder it’s like 36p a sachet. The vit a and turmeric turn it slightly green and it smells like cinnamon=crapple pie doesn’t taste displeasing!
  3. fruit fly culture media

    Depends how many cultures you need have to mess around with it. I make around 6 per week so around half to 3/14 inch of sugar in standard measuring jug then double that amount by volume of potato flakes then double the new combined volume of ready break. I don’t measure really just by eye. Then just boiled water for ease of mixing.its not crucial really sometimes they boom like mad sometimes not so much mostly temp dependant. Not sure the vit a paprika turmeric essential but figure some filters down into grub. I also feed and dust every second day (general) with repashy calcium plus then don’t feed for s couple of days once a month (so they are slightly more inclined to feed aggressively) then dust with vit a that feed. hope helpful
  4. Terribilis build

    Just had first proper call of bi color. Had heard little attempt before couldn’t tell bi color or trivs. But just watched him yeeeeee. Unfortunately it’s the biggest one so hopefully there are a couple of weight conscious females not far behind him !!
  5. as my dart frog got health problems

    *cant vouch not can
  6. as my dart frog got health problems

    Could be bacterial type problem this is normally caused by stress/malnourishment. You can buy topical worming stuff online that you dab directly onto frog in case it’s parasites but doubt it or something called bactifed I think? You can get it from dart frog probably elsewhere online. I’d separate. If you dissolve one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of sugar in a litre of (frog friendly) water at room temp then bath him in it in a shallow dish may boost him? It’s been suggested to me before but never got chance to try so can vouch for it. Good luck
  7. 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
  8. Terribilis build

    mmmmmmmmaggots developed a taste while I was away
  9. More celebrating mediocrity!

    find nearest gas station with diesel fuel perfect! 4 azureus 5 leucomelas no casualties. Everyone of my other 30-40 tads ok too not one death think minimum feed was key I’ve had water stagnate in the past happy one the whole. I can’t afford a fortnight off so I’ll never have to worry about it
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    * ventri
  13. 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.
  14. Orchid blooms

    that was the one I had (that’s not mine) while plant was 25mm across
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.....
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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????
  22. 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
  23. Thrifty duo viv

    the nearest gas station around me best I could get
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