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by guppygal
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3628

Re: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?

Wow, what a wicked web.... How long have you been in the hobby? I have to agree with open and honest conversation, but there's a lot other stuff that goes on instead. The frogs are the most important issue to discuss; the education of new hobbyists is a close 2nd, and I'm sure that I'll be corrected...
by guppygal
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3628

Re: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?

That's a heck of a list, Stu, and very well thought out. I'm curious about something, and it might be for a different thread, but I'll ask anyway. Are there different flavors of darts across the pond than reside here? I love your mysteriosus, but I don't think they can be found here in the states.
by guppygal
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3628

Re: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?

One thing that surprised me when I got back on the boards was the genus changes. It took me a while to get used to Oophaga.-
by guppygal
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3628

Re: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?

Can't argue that at all, especially the feeders. How about tank size/lighting? Plants? Water features? What else?
by guppygal
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: What has changed in the past 10 yrs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3628

What has changed in the past 10 yrs?

What has changed in the pdf hobby in the past 10 or so years that you can think of? When I got into the pdf hobby in 2002, I remember that most of the vivariums had some form of pillow moss as the top layer of the substrate. There didn't seem to be much emphasis on adding microfauna to the tanks. Of...
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: New viv for Galacts

I hate that you had to sell your entire collection, but I love love love the field that you're studying. Gosh, I wish I was a kid again....with internet....

You will do well, and I'm curious as to what kind of eo's Rich is gonna let you have ;)
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: New viv for Galacts

Good to know, Phil. I think they'll be quite content in that big ol' 40g breeder. I LOVE Petco's $1/gal sale. Yeah, I know that some folks can get 'em cheaper on Craigslist, but then there's the extensive cleaning. And the last time I looked at aquariums in Houston, I swear that they add an extra 0 ...
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: New viv for Galacts

I remember seeing this one and was pleased to see that they like the higher temps. It's very difficult these days to keep the frog room cool - I have to keep most of the lights off and the blinds down. Hey, I'd love to live by the water - I guess I have to do so vicariously thru my frogs. This will ...
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: New viv for Galacts

Ahh, that's what I get for reading so fast. They'll have one in a 40 breeder. If the sound of flowing water is as soothing to them as it is to us, they'll love it ~ I did see some galact tanks online that had water features. One in particular had a fabulous waterfall. I think the tank was created in...
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: New viv for Galacts

Horizontal or vertical? A water feature is a must - we LOVE water features.

Lately, we've been working on all sizes of tanks. The big ones take a long time, but they turn out to show pieces. The smaller ones can be whipped out in a few days, including the water feature. Sweet!
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: New viv for Galacts

Well, I have an empty 70gal sitting on the floor, waiting to be cleaned. I was thinking along the lines of 29g to 40breeder. What are you thinking?

Uh, no, no rack. It will be sitting on an old library table near the front door.
by guppygal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: New viv for Galacts
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

New viv for Galacts

I love Petco's $1/gal sale ! My 3 galacts are still in quarantine and I'd like to build them a nice home. I've done some research that tells me that they prefer horizontal setups, other posts say they like to climb. Since I have my pick of sizes, what would y'all recommend for their new home? I'm op...
by guppygal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: having trouble keeping humidity level
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: having trouble keeping humidity level

Yeppers, the glass top is a must have. It would be so much better if it was 1/4", tho, but it's hard to come by unless you have a glass company really close by. Way back when I first got into the hobby, I nearly went nuts before I figured out that the gauge was bad. No, wait - I AM nuts.......g...
by guppygal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: having trouble keeping humidity level
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: having trouble keeping humidity level

How are you measuring the humidity? Could it be a faulty gauge?
by guppygal
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Introductions and Announcements
Topic: Anyone in Texas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Anyone in Texas?

Whereabouts do you live?
by guppygal
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Photographs / Wild Habitat Pics
Topic: A posing red frog
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: A posing red frog

Wow, what a purty frog! Any young'uns in the making?

The last time I saw one of Powderblues pose like that, he left me a very fresh frog-log. How kind.....

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by guppygal
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: "Hybridizing”,Cross-breeding and Mixing Dart Frogs
Replies: 333
Views: 68293

Re: "Hybridizing”,Cross-breeding and Mixing Dart Frogs

Great post, Phil. I agree wholeheartedly on all of your points, tho I think you missed a big one. Dart frogs are not cheap. If new pdf enthusiasts are warned that mixing frogs may cause illness and most certainly cause death within the mixed group, this in itself maybe the catalyst to keep the morph...
by guppygal
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: BUBBLE -R. Imitator Egg and Tadpole development
Replies: 148
Views: 32346

Re: R. Imitator Egg and Tadpole development BUBBLE

OMG, your photo sequence ROCKS! How did you get the belly pix? I'm starting to help some local teachers introduce poison dart frogs into their classrooms, and I bet they would love to have this series of pix.

Your lil one turned out totally awesome - way to go, girl !!
by guppygal
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: Where have these pumilio gone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Where have these pumilio gone?

I think your'e going to hear crickets on this one, Jason.......don't hold your breath. No kidding. This is one of those debates that's been going on since we were all on Kingsnake. I always figured that the 'main' breeders would come up with a stud registry of sorts to keep track of the lineage. It...
by guppygal
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Auratus breeding behaviour questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Re: Auratus breeding behaviour questions

You are too kind. I hope your sweetie gets to feeling better. You do realize that the poison dart frog hobby is an addiction, right? It's so difficult to choose one species over another. Don't worry too much about the tads. Your auratus will produce many more eggs and you'll get the tads hatching an...

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