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by scarloc
Sun May 06, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Frog deaths from Epiweb or Tree Fern panel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2651

Re: Poll - Frog deaths from Epiweb or Tree Fern panel ?

Philsuma wrote:Hmm...the dead frog with it's foot caught in the background, may just be an urban legend.


I was going to use epiweb as a background for my next vivarium as I wasn't satisfied with my polystyrene background, but now I suppose I'll use xaxim or gorilla glue. Better to be safe than sorry imo.
by scarloc
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: New supplement(s) to add to FF Media
Replies: 140
Views: 15052

Re: New supplement(s) to add to FF Media

Again, I know they say it is because a fruitfly empties its gut in 6 hours. But, if the fly is eaten in the first hour, isn't there then some gutload effect? I always thought that the short digestive tract removes any nutritional benefit from gut loading too quickly. If they do hold their food for ...
by scarloc
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: New supplement(s) to add to FF Media
Replies: 140
Views: 15052

Re: New supplement(s) to add to FF Media

I have a few things to look at. 1. Can a FF be gutloaded? I did find a 6-8 hour evacuation time is accurate for a fruitfly. Mine eat many of the flies I put in immediately. There may be some gut load effect, both nutrient and probiotic. 2. Can you feed a fly to have higher nutritional compositions ...
by scarloc
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Microfauna needs to Breathe !
Replies: 12
Views: 3292

Re: Microfauna needs to Breathe !

My springtails are kept in containers (not specifically airtight but without holes) that i open everyday and blow into to remove CO2. But I've had a large culture collapse for no reason though i assume its due to lack of oxygen.
by scarloc
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Hobby Award - thoughts ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: Hobby Award - thoughts ?

Philsuma wrote: Ok...I'm liking this a lot now.....very interesting.


Did you understand what i meant Phil? I'm not good at explaining things like that. Its similar to a voting system such as the Oscars.
by scarloc
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Hobby Award - thoughts ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: Hobby Award - thoughts ?

Maybe an open nomination process that could then be voted upon my members...obviously there should be a time/post qualification to prevent people from creating false usernames to vote for themselves. The classifications would also be open to review if any transgressions are reported. It really does...
by scarloc
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: First vivarium
Replies: 21
Views: 2418

Re: First vivarium

Thanks Phil!! I wasn't sure if they were correct actually.
by scarloc
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: First vivarium
Replies: 21
Views: 2418

Re: First vivarium

- I am starting with a 40 gallon aquarium, what all would I need to complete the habitat? - Why is the process of raising the fruit flies? - How many frogs can be kept in a habitat of this size? - What frogs go well together? - What kind of price am I looking at per frog, at a reptile expo? - Do I ...
by scarloc
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: First vivarium
Replies: 21
Views: 2418

Re: First vivarium

FYI, I'm 13 years old and my parents usually aren't around so I pretty much have to rely on the Internet for any kind of help. Hey, i was 14 years old when i got my first dart frog (though i had been keeping various other exotic animals with my dad's help for a couple of years before that). I'm 15 ...
by scarloc
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: If you want CHEAP frogs - read this...
Replies: 15
Views: 6454

Re: If you want CHEAP frogs - read this...

Wow, i spent about £40 on my first leucomela (bought from a pet shop), roughly $60 or so. At the time, i wouldn't have imagined one for $30! "Frog Shows" are great however. I got a breeding pair of leucomelas there for $32 ($48?) and would definitely wait until another exhibition before bu...
by scarloc
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Cold temperatures Killing FF ?
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Cold temperatures Killing FF ?

Hmm, average house temperature depends on whether the heating is on or not. If it is, it is probably around the mid to higher 70's. If its off, then its around the mid to lower 60's. Sorry i cant be more precise. I've place the fruit flies in a box, lined with foil to reflect heat inside in my hot w...
by scarloc
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Cold temperatures Killing FF ?
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Cold temperatures Killing FF ?

I live in the North of England, where temperatures get quite cold in winter, even inside the house. The owner at a local pet store of mine has told me that the cold can kill flies and slow them in their metamorphosis through life (from the worm like larvae to the fly). On cue of his warning, I've wi...
by scarloc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: Thermostat advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Thermostat advice please

I use heat mats, but only in cases where the temperature is low. My substrate is quite thick and the effect is minimal but it helps raise the temperature to at least 71F or around that temp. My house (situated in northern England) gets quite cold during winter so sometimes we will turn it on, but ge...
by scarloc
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: Heating Question
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Heating Question

i live in the north of england, and it gets pretty cold in the winter. the temperature would drop down to below 69 degrees, whilst it should be around 80 for my leucs. i used an undertank heater. i have about 4inches of substrate so there was no way they were going to get burnt. it only raised it by...
by scarloc
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: My first vivarium!
Replies: 67
Views: 13951

Re: My first vivarium!

yeah i've seen that one. i personally LOVE the plants. whilst the frogs are the stars, they would be nothing without the plants or the decorations in the back. kind of like a movie. his tanks look very good (better than mine anyway). but plants are important to keep CO2 levels low. in a well establi...
by scarloc
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: My first vivarium!
Replies: 67
Views: 13951

Re: My first vivarium!

no problem. oh and also, i dont think i am using magnolia leaves. we never use pesticides or the sort in our garden for about 2 years now, so i use the most waxiest leaves i can find. the ones i put in about 6 months ago are still in good shape. look for the biggest and toughest leaves you can find....
by scarloc
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: My first vivarium!
Replies: 67
Views: 13951

Re: My first vivarium!

i think that there is no best substrate. ABG is apparently a good one but i've never used it. i have about 1 inch of spaghum moss ontop and then that same plantation soil for my plants with coco fibre mixed in. i do have quite a lot of substrate but i guess thats good cos i've seen my frogs get pret...
by scarloc
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge / Off Topic
Topic: Why do people Lurk ?
Replies: 65
Views: 16293

Re: Why do people Lurk ?

I personally lurk for your first reason. 1) i don't feel knowledgeable enough to contribute. i do honestly hope to contribute as my learning curve rises more but until then i don't want to give out information in areas i haven't experienced. if someone asked me about feeding a stubborn juvenile frog...
by scarloc
Thu May 19, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: How to keep mites out of FF cultures ?
Replies: 22
Views: 10391

Re: How to keep mites out of FF cultures ?

i have heard of people microwaving their culture media. the idea being that the rays (whatever rays microwaves emit) go into the culture and kill of any mites with radiation. never tried it before but its of no realy harm (dont put plastic culture cups in). i guess the eggs might die, not sure thoug...
by scarloc
Sat May 14, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: not eating, hiding and burrowing
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Re: not eating, hiding and burrowing

sorry for double post but:
its been almost 3 days since he's eaten anything. i am seriously getting worried! i had just put in about 30 FF and he just ignored them. its impossible that he couldn't have seen them, since the lights are on and they are white! why is he not eating???!!

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