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by guppygal
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

I'm afraid I'll have to refer you back to the experts on this one, Craig. I honestly don't know if genetic diversity is as important as I've been led to believe. I haven't done the research, I'm afraid. I tend to go on what these learned folks tell me; otherwise, they'll beat me up ;)

kristi
by guppygal
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

Well, I do have to rattle the cage every now n then. Otherwise, y'all would think that the wildfires got me. Not this time, thank goodness. I agree that new blood is necessary for the betterment of the hobby, yes. The hard part is controlling the greed associated with the more coveted frogs and the ...
by guppygal
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

And the most telling "fallout" from any dissatisfaction with any given CB animal for whatever reason (lack of colour, stunting ,unknown lineage) is.......to avoid them (CB) and seek to obtain WC animals. Shooting ourselves in the foot from a conservation standpoint. Kinda sucks, doesn't i...
by guppygal
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: How I do Collembola / Springtails...
Replies: 18
Views: 4412

Re: How I do Collembola / Springtails...

I cover my springtail cultures with a towel. I still leave the lid vented a tiny bit, but the towel tends to ward off the nasties. Also, I discovered that my springs go NUTS over those Flukers orange cricket feeders. The fruitflies like them too, so I place a few in the tanks as feeding stations. Tr...
by guppygal
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Establishing "Frog Credibility" in the Dart Frog Hobby
Replies: 50
Views: 17443

Re: Establishing "Frog Credibility" in the Dart Frog Hobby

Are these guidelines directed more toward those who want to breed and sell their frogs? I can't imagine a casual hobbyist with a bunch of kids n critters trying to accomplish all of the above. Not everyone who has frogs wants the responsibility of breeding and selling the offspring. As frog vendors,...
by guppygal
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Identification Help
Topic: Shroom ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Shroom ID

Hmmmm - that WOULD explain the extreme drought down here, although Rich could be hanging around in the rainforest ~

;)
k
by guppygal
Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Identification Help
Topic: Shroom ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Shroom ID

That is a cool looking shroom - did you find it locally?
by guppygal
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite
Replies: 25
Views: 3992

Re: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite

I'm thinking that most breeders (not you, Rich) pull the eggs so that they can be monitored, etc. Hey, Rich? I hope I didn't offend you with this remark. I'm quite aware that you work mainly with obligates and maybe some other egg-feeders, so I doubt you baby-sit any eggs. I just wanted to clarify ~
by guppygal
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite
Replies: 25
Views: 3992

Re: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite

Yeppers, I've been reading. I never did find the thread where Rich dismantled his 'experiment'. I've seen all of my frogs go thru their courting rituals, and I'm hoping that with the frogs I have left, I'll end up with imi's, and pums in addition to my auratus. My auratus are sneaky breeders - they'...
by guppygal
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite
Replies: 25
Views: 3992

Re: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite

There is no recommended downcycling time that I'm aware of. I'm sure the frogs would make use of any length break - the longer the better, to replenish caloric and nutritional loss from breeding activity. Most all Tincs, auratus and leucomelas can be housed male sex only. Those would be recommended...
by guppygal
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite
Replies: 25
Views: 3992

Re: Cycling Darts for breeding,and the opposite

Another question about cycling. When you decide to let your frogs have a break from breeding, how long do you go? How long can you extend the period? I'm asking because I've read where hobbyists would like to have the frogs, but either aren't prepared for breeding or simply don't want it to occur. I...
by guppygal
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

As a side-note, I'd really like to see the 'friendly' part of this board, especially for those of us who are thin-skinned. k Did you want that friendlyness from Casper, or Phil? Maybe from me or Beth? We're the mean guys and gall who're "bullying you", and "berating you". No vic...
by guppygal
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

I hear you. The BIG hobby participation hurdle is getting "face time" at local gatherings and meets. THAT is so important and when people see and "feel" each other...true progress gets made - 100 times faster than thru the forum venue / posting and pm's and such. That's why I wa...
by guppygal
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

Yup, I did. Did I mention that I am way too thin-skinned when it comes to my babies? Heck, I'm just too thin-skinned for forums, period. I'd love to talk about frogs, their natural beauty, and the various techniques used in making their awesome rainforest homes. IMO, I would rather see another avenu...
by guppygal
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

This is where the collaborative efforts of breeders with different lines would come in. I don't know anything about breeding for specific traits, and that's why I asked. I'm sure it would take generations and multiple lines to achieve a smaller frog (obligates and imis excluded). So, in the meantime...
by guppygal
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

Actually, I do have one more question - how did this go from 'a good thread starter' to another debate on mixing? Speaking of, how does a person prove that he/she no longer has a mixed tank?
by guppygal
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

So, the short answer is that selective breeding is considered a no-no.

'nuf sed -
by guppygal
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

Way off base, kind sir. All I was trying to do is compare w/c vs captive bred and what type of environment each type of frog lives in. In no way, shape, or form did I imply the 'm' word or the 'h' word. My question is specific to tincs, although I also have pumilio and imitators. Do the breeders bre...
by guppygal
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Re: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

I guess it would have to be a collaborative effort on the part of the major breeders in order to avoid line breeding. We've already taken the frogs out of their natural habitat and put them in a small glass enclosure (where did I read that?). We've also altered their diet drastically; otherwise, we ...
by guppygal
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?
Replies: 66
Views: 14047

Breeding for specific traits - Thoughts ?

I see a lot of people breeding specific species like thumbs and obligates. Has anyone considered breeding tincs for size? I would imagine that a smaller tinc more suitable for smaller tanks (10g) could add another dimension, so to speak, to the hobby. I'm not talking about the 'H' word. For example,...

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