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Boxofrogs    77

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. 2927495-E-CC6-A-431-C-9-E75-3-C4-EA3-DEB

initial building of tank

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using slate to partition. Left side imitators/vanzolinii right side pumilio 

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Boxofrogs    77

It had occurred to me in the past to try to knock Some vivs to sellafter building a few.its no surprise that there are so few building them I know Marc (dartfrog) gets his from Europe and there is rainforest vivs and Dms I think.at 40 quid for a 40 cube even at 50 ir so it’s quite labour intensive! I’m making a tiny mantid viv from slate for a mate. I may scale this up to ranitomeya size with phelsuma type vents to max floor space. I’ll post to see if any interest 

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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.

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Boxofrogs    77

I’ll post pics of my ranitomeya slate rack when it’s done. Maybe I’ll make you some eh?think I’ll work the slate is more forgiving than glass particularly in transit and parts of the wall can be left bare as the finish will be natural and pleasing to the eye. Save spend 2 grand in tree fern 

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Boxofrogs    77

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?

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Boxofrogs    77

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 

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Boxofrogs    77

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. 

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jone5    47
21 hours ago, Boxofrogs said:

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. 

They'll get there mate, mine were shy and jumpy at the same age.  I remember one of yours them having quite orange lateral stripes, hopefully it'll keep that colour into adulthood.

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I'm looking forward to seeing the planting, I have high expectations :D

The tn fantastica are mentioned occasionally... Seems the same few people keep them and have some available occasionally. Other than that it#s when people are moving on their adults... I remember you telling me how stunning they were, if you get some keep a hold of them and tell people how awesome they are, whether they want to hear or not =P

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Boxofrogs    77

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. 

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Boxofrogs    77

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 

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Boxofrogs    77

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 

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jone5    47
7 hours ago, Boxofrogs said:

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 

They must just be sitting and waiting for the flies to walk into their mouths lol (mine do this when there are lots of flies), when they reach maturity they'll have a vicious feeding response mate, been feeding mine moths this week and they are like piranhas!

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Boxofrogs    77

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???? 

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