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armyoforigin last won the day on December 24 2018

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  1. Terribilis build

    I definitely think they'll come out of their shells. The bicolor and terribilis always end up very bold. Haha I love them, gonna upgrade them in the new year, more space equals more vents ;-) Glad the SIs are coming along, I get hundreds of eggs a month just from one group! Let me know if you have any to trade coming up as I'd like an injection of new blood into my group. Merry Christmas :-)
  2. new build

    Mixed opinions on the water features... I know a few people with large pond type features, some deep pools etc who have had no issues. However there have been plenty of people who have apparently had deaths due to water features (mainly drowning) with what seems mostly tincs, I dunno why that seems to be the unfortunate subset, but it is. There was also the issue of the water itself causing issues, apparently if you have water and it's just 'standing' or even moving but is not 'filtered' it can cause bacterial/fungal infection for the frogs sitting in it, as some like to do. The easy way around this seems to be having water good enough for fish to live in, aka filtered via a fish filter or equivalent, which is very easy as all you need is the water flowing over/through something with enough surface area for bacteria to colonize, a simple sponge filter good enough for the volume of water, and use primed water (Prime de-chlorinater etc) or even better just let the water stand for several days before adding it. People seem to have success with arboreal frogs like pumillio, rants, and with epipedobates . Either way I think if you do it there will always be at least a degree of risk, you can make it as safe as possible with multiple easy to climb exits and branches. They can turn out to be some very striking vivs when set up right, a bit of extra work and the associated risk, but gorgeous!
  3. Terribilis build

    There is someone in Birmingham selling some colon 'del drago' AKA the really nice ones come February, I can pass you his info if you want? He may still have some left to reserve =) In exchange I will take some more vents off your hands lol How are the bicolor getting on? I know they are supposed to be bold even as youngsters.
  4. merry christmas

    Merry Christmas guys, wishing you all a great new year of frogging too =)
  5. Terribilis build

    Ah you're gonna have fun watching them grow mate!! What's next on the list? Hopefully another thumbnail =P
  6. Thrifty duo viv

    Exciting to see mate, just don't tell me you are getting some tincs for it! I was recently put off DMS as they have not been on the ball with supplying people with lights and vivs on time, but when you think of the work that goes into it and the amount a business must pump out, I don't envy anyone doing it, that being said I need several vivs built next year as upgrades etc as buying pre-made from DF is too expensive and limits where you can utilize space. I am not brave enough to even attempt making one.
  7. More celebrating mediocrity!

    I would suggest clove oil or even better aqua sed then, you can get it on amazon and it's a 'proper' fish sedative, however the clove works very well for most people, there is just some concern that it would irritate a tad more than the aqua sed before sending it off. I don't think any tad would be resistant to a proper fish sedative overdoes and it's the most humane way to go, I know I would choose being sedated to death as a primary option! While there is the concern re continual egg laying and the females getting worn out I very rarely hear anyone mention issues if they supplement their frogs, if the female is struggling for certain micro-nutrients she should stop producing, and if not, she is well enough to keep on trucking. With the availability of good dusting nowadays I really don't see it being an issue? There is the fact that with pretty much all animals the more they produce the shorter the lifespan, not sure how this relates to frogs but frankly if you have happy healthy frogs that lay constantly and naturally pass a year earlier than frogs kept in less ideal conditions I know what I would choose.
  8. More celebrating mediocrity!

    Well done mate, they're a very underrated species imo, just because they are easy and cheap doesn't mean they aren't great frogs! I'd not be one for removing females (frogs don't tend to be at their peak if moved constantly), it is a sticky subject but if you are gonna be overrun (the market for SI's is OK but I doubt a hundreds would be able to sell!) I would remove eggs as laid if possible, I know that people who have similar issues humanely euthanize the tads with either vodka, clove oil or aqua sed. But I don't know whether people in this hobby usually discuss it unless it's a very damaged or deformed tadpole.
  9. Terribilis build

    Perhaps a terrible one =P I wouldn't be opposed to some yellow/orange terribs but it's have to be December or after unless I find some gold nuggets in the garden!
  10. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    Yeah they are doing great, even had a male try to call, it is still a bit pathetic right now! Not sure, got it from Mark at dartfrog, think it was neoregelia mottled or some such, he didn't have in the species I wanted but this one is nice and offsets well already.
  11. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    I am a bit biased but I'd say it was worth it They turned out pretty darn well if you ask me, they've become one of my favorites!
  12. Stranger things!

    Hoping to get a glimpse of this little guy soon when I pick my guys up, much nicer to look at that most albinos though I have to say.
  13. Terribilis build

    Ahhh John... I really want some phyllobates... You are making it hard to resist! I hope I can pop round and see this in the flesh, even better if it has the frogs in! I am a tad jealous...