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by DrNick
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: International Groups
Topic: U.K Froggers here - all discusson
Replies: 144
Views: 26665

Re: U.K Froggers here - all discusson

Nick, unfortunately you haven`t been to any of the MAD meets if you didn`t attend last years one, it was the first. I don't care what the forum looks like or who runs it, I just post where the people are - and I think others do to. That's why it's so difficult to revive forums that have been 'outco...
by DrNick
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: International Groups
Topic: U.K Froggers here - all discusson
Replies: 144
Views: 26665

Re: U.K Froggers here - all discusson

Phil - it was around a couple of years ago that poisonfrog appeared (I think?), probably partly out of frustration with these issues. I don't know the politics, nor do I care. Whether or not they have been fixed in the mean time, the problem is that it is very hard to get people to come back when yo...
by DrNick
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: International Groups
Topic: U.K Froggers here - all discusson
Replies: 144
Views: 26665

Re: U.K Froggers here - all discusson

It's stating the obvious but if folks don't have spending money they don't buy frogs and aren't brought into the hobby. Existing keepers don't breed their frogs because they don't want to sell them for peanuts and also don't buy new and exciting frogs to post about on forums. In my experience with n...
by DrNick
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room
Replies: 451
Views: 40589

Re: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room

:roll: I don't even know what the bloody topic is half the time anymore! That goes for all areas of my life! Regarding cultivation, I never had to bother, first because the plants in the garden were covered and provided a ready supply and second because I only really needed that much large food when...
by DrNick
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room
Replies: 451
Views: 40589

Re: Stu & Shaz's Dart Frog Room

These lupins here were infested on the whole plant,as well as the aphids being huge in size,hence my pondering. best Stu Complete tangent here Stu (as usual...) so my apologies! Slow day in the office.... Those large aphids you get on lupins are, indeed, dirty yank invaders. They are now very wides...
by DrNick
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: Oophaga granulifera setup
Replies: 39
Views: 5917

Re: Oophaga granulifera setup

I seem to need to rest a lot when I'm in the states - it's a tiring place to be and great that you guys have rooms designed specifically for the purpose. If it were me though I would jettison the lav and install a hammock instead.... The sink and tap (sorry... faucet...) can stay. Always nice to fre...
by DrNick
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: Oophaga granulifera 'Portalone' aka Golden Grannie.
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: Oophaga granulifera 'Portalone' aka Golden Grannie.

Why don't you ask the authors? Their contact details are presumably on the MS.

Nick
by DrNick
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: albino Ranitomaya imitator "Tarapoto"- Pics
Replies: 71
Views: 15879

Re: Oddball (albino) Tarapoto - Pics

I don't buy into the inbreeding / sibling paring thing for all the reasons stated above. We only need to visit the Sipilliwini regions - veritable islands surrounded by savannah that prohibit any breeding other than what has historically been in that area...and the animals in question ? Dendrobates...
by DrNick
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results
Replies: 35
Views: 5802

Re: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results

The report Nick shared was very neat - so informative! I appreciate all the information sharing! Truly a learning experience for me! To maybe oversimplify things slightly, there is a conflict between the expectations of your average hobbyist - who want a cut and dry answer - and the realities of th...
by DrNick
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results
Replies: 35
Views: 5802

Re: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results

Thanks Stu, Beth, Phil et al.!

It was no big deal - just a shame that more didn't come of it. I was certainly left with no incentive to ever make such an offer again, but with time hopefully attitudes will change. You never know unless you try!

Nick
by DrNick
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results
Replies: 35
Views: 5802

Re: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results

While some look at the $ of testing I look at the big picture... ...which is sadly lacking over here. Keepers over your side of the Atlantic seem to be so much more switched on about this. All I can say from my experience is that the response I had most often was something along the lines of "...
by DrNick
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results
Replies: 35
Views: 5802

Re: Fecal, Rana and Chytrid test results

I tried to organise something nationally over here last year - if you want any lessons in dead horse flogging, I'm your man! LOL Anyway, good on you for getting the tests done. The screening techniques may not be perfect right now, but without drive and investment from the hobbyists how will we ever...
by DrNick
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Tad's Front Arms won't pop...
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Re: Tad's Front Arms won't pop...

Nick, Did you ever let some go to 'full term' ? Over time and clutches they gradually got closer to morphing. To start with they wouldn't make it out of the eggs, then there were the air bubbles that killed them, then later clutches would survive with air bubbles but not pop front legs. A couple go...
by DrNick
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Tad's Front Arms won't pop...
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Re: Tad's Front Arms won't pop...

A similar one of mine - a Varadero fantastica. I had a pair that repeatedly produced these and the arms would never come through. Swapped the female and no issues since. I euthanised quite a few before giving up and separating the frogs when it all go too depressing: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/83...
by DrNick
Fri May 31, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Tads with air bubbles
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Tads with air bubbles

I agree on the food front - although IMO there can also be a degree of predetermination/developmental issues that can lead to particularly negative effects from over feeding. Maybe some offspring are predestined to have issues and for these a reduced diet helps. Others that are 'healthy' can maybe f...
by DrNick
Fri May 24, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Confused: "Work" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Confused: "Work" ???

Ha! Thought the same myself many a time Stu. I understand the implications of 'working with' (i.e. some degree of organisation (or should I say organization?), direction, part of a bigger picture etc.) but it does sound to me like you're entering into some kind of voluntary contractual arrangement w...
by DrNick
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Where to start? Want to learn to do own fecals.
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: Where to start? Want to learn to do own fecals.

If you want to do floats you would also need access to a centrifuge, various chemicals and preferably some histological stains. As Rich says, it's fun (if you like poo and parasites....) but probably not a feasible replacement for a professional opinion - in most cases....

Nick
by DrNick
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Relevant and Non-Disputable Facts - Line info
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Relevant and Non-Disputable Facts - Line info

After a bit of discussion here, the consensus is that it would be BC3, or F3B (apparently) depending on where in the world you are...... Probably all becomes a bit academic after a while!!

Nick
by DrNick
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Relevant and Non-Disputable Facts - Line info
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Relevant and Non-Disputable Facts - Line info

Also. If I take an f3 and mate it with the parent stock does the offspring become f1. Or f3xf1 =f2? Technically it wouldn't be an F anything. The F.. nomenclature isn't used when you start backcrossing. I don't actually know what that would be and I'm not sure if there is even a strict precedent. A...
by DrNick
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: FF Culture Cups - Glass vs Plastic
Replies: 17
Views: 4349

Re: FF Culture Cups - Glass vs Plastic

I've always used both - large glass jars for the most part and plastic cups when I think I might need a few extras - and to be honest I haven't noticed any difference... There 'seem' to be more flies in the cups, but I always assumed that was because the cups are smaller and I use more or less the s...

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