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by dendroworks
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Vacation - Leaving Frogs alone for days ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6597

Re: Vacation - Leaving Frogs alone for days ?

An auto misting system is essential for periods longer than a couple of days. I have left frogs for a week with no problems but misting, fogging, lights, venting fans etc are all on timers or thermostats. Most of our frogs are overfed so a few days without is not always a bad thing.

Regards
M&G
by dendroworks
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Wanted - Looking for....
Topic: Looking For Film Cans in Bulk
Replies: 33
Views: 5342

Re: Looking For Film Cans in Bulk

I approached my local camera club where there are a few purists who still use 35mm film - so they now supply me with them.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: Has anyone tried lowering their lighting?
Replies: 68
Views: 13183

Re: Has Anyone Tried Lowering Their Lighting?

UVb basking is what I am interested in - photonbombardment def not! All of my Oophaga vivs I keep on the 'gloomy' side with just enough light to keep plants alive. The whitefoots love gloom, make their viv 'bright' and they become invisible! A couple of my Ranitomeya species too (Benedicta and Vanzo...
by dendroworks
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Water and Humidity Discussion
Topic: What type of water to mist with ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4719

Re: What type of water to mist with ?

We use filtered rainwater.
by dendroworks
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room
Replies: 451
Views: 46573

Re: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room

A temp of 69f min overnight shouldn't be a problem - I'd pull them now and keep them at room temp - I do with most of my tads. They do take longer to morph but usually emerge larger which means feeding is easier.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: What else can I feed Dart Frogs besides Fruit Flies ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8966

Re: What else can I feed Dart Frogs besides Fruit Flies ?

When available here in the UK I use Phoenix worms - the extra small ones that are occasionally sold. The frogs do take a while to get used to them (apart from the terribs that wolf anything put in front of them down!) but the majority now will take them. If the nutritional information is accurate th...
by dendroworks
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Identification Help
Topic: what is this bug?
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: what is this bug?

Looks like it could be a species of Lepisma - possibly Lepisma saccharina but the green and black is not a usual colour form - it's difficult to tell from the photo.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

I use a 10% Arcadia bulb - when I did my research it was the best option out there for the UK. Like you say there are lots of 'bargain basement ' UV bulbs for sale but I would'nt touch them with a big stick!

The website you linked is fantastic!

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

Venutus1 wrote: just replace one bulb with a repti-sun 5.0. There are reasons why only repti-sun should be used. Trust me.
Todd

The reasons being..........................? Is there something we need to know?

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room
Replies: 451
Views: 46573

Re: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room

All looking really good Stu! Love the rainwater filters.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

No I 've not checked - but now that you mention it, I will.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

When researching the most effective way of providing UVb I quickly came to the conclusion that through the glass doors of the viv was the best option. Therefore all my viv doors are of 4mm Optiwhite glass. I contacted Pilkington Glass R&D with a request for info on UVB pass through. This is the ...
by dendroworks
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

If I remember rightly Starphire glass does not allow good levels of UV through - the best I could find in the US was Borofloat glass http://psec.uchicago.edu/Papers/Schott_Borofloat.pdf so I would do searching and contacting the two companies to see which comes out on top.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

The frog may just be excited that it is recieving an upgrade but it sure as hell looks like it is basking - for at least 3 hours now... Poor thing - it's wishing it was UVb it was being 'bathed' in hence the hanging about for three hours! Give UVb a try Phil I'm sure you'll be an instant convert wh...
by dendroworks
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

Hey Chris,
no thunder to steal! The more keepers that experiment with UVb the more information will be available to the hobby.

Regards
Marcus
by dendroworks
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: UVB Light - its pros/ cons
Replies: 128
Views: 20983

Re: UVB and its pros/ cons

Here's a photo of my Redheads 'sunbathing'! I use a 10% UVb bulb once a week on all my vivs now - the frogs know when they have had enough and leave after between 20 - 40mins. All my frogs come out and sunbathe - some do it quite sneakily too. The light is shone through the front glass doors of the ...
by dendroworks
Mon May 16, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Frog Conservation Organizations - Are you a member ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3033

Re: Conservation efforts - What do you do ?

how about adding:

"I regularly undertake practical conservation tasks focused on amphibians".

We do and suspect others do too.

Regards,
M&G
by dendroworks
Sat May 14, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: not eating, hiding and burrowing
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: not eating, hiding and burrowing

Some pics of the viv set up and the frog would be helpful and assist in providing advice.

Regards
M&G
by dendroworks
Fri May 13, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Plants - Bromeliads, Aroids, Moss, Soil, Pests
Topic: Soil Composition / Ingredients ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Soil Question

This is the substrate we use in our vivs.

http://www.dendroworks.co.uk/index.php/the-substrate-

Regards
M&G
by dendroworks
Tue May 10, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: Some recent U.K Dart Frog prices...
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Some recent U.K Dart Frog prices...

How do these prices compare with the US? There is a definite shortage with species such as pumilio here in the UK - bastis for example are rare and true BJ's are impossible to find. Sourcing frogs with locale info is nigh on impossible here as the majority of frogs on offer are CB by enthusiasts who...

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