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auratusross    125

Approximately 12 months after purchasing this pair and tweaking several things to induce breeding I have now been able to update this thread with breeding success!

 

A few months ago i began a "dry spell" in their vivarium by misting less and removed half of the plastic covering that i had added on top of the exo terra mesh lid, so it no longer held in the humidity I placed it on top for. This made the vivarium visibly dry out daily until i hand sprayed, as and when required. (I disconnected the Mistking automated system to allow this to happen) During this time I saw the Trivs a lot less and I didnt hear calling as often as I had.

 

After around 3 months keeping them "dry" I upped my hand misting for a week or two and then reconnected my MistKing system which then sprayed 3 times daily for a minute in the morning and 30 second in the afternoon and evening. Once or twice a week (it varied, no set schedule) I would leave the Mister on for at least 20 minutes to half an hour and completely soak the vivarium. This would guarantee them to be out and seemingly enjoying the rain! Calling would also follow! Lets face it, in the wild when it rains, its not usually for only a few seconds at a time.

 

One thing I noticed was there didnt ever seem enough room in the film canisters for two adult trivs to comfortably be in them together never mind breed, So as they were only in there as hides anyway, i decided to remove most of them and added another cocohut and petri dish in place of them to give an addition spawning spot. (this is where they chose to lay) I also had to rearrange the wood in the vivarium for this to happen. (change of scenery is a variable that may of played its part) I also upped the temperature in the room slightly too. 

 

A month or so after making these changes I was gifted with my first Trivittatus eggs from this pair for my troubles :) 

 

Here are a few pictures. I had removed the one clutch of eggs shown and the eggs in the picture with my male guarding, i have left in the vivarium (i removed the coco hut to take the picture)

 

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Regards, Ross

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auratusross    125

Cheers guys, I will keep the thread updated as they develop. Its also a loud call!! You cant mistake it for anything else, as it can be heard above all the other frogs i keep.

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Meefloaf    84

i love these guys, bit cheeky Ross but have you got a pic of their viv ? in my mind i've got 2 60cubes and one 100x60dx70h spare and these guys are on my list to wittle down

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