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by joneill809
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management

I've been giving more thought to the 2014 Robertus animals offered by SAS and SNDF. If we take a look at low yellow animals, visual identification would put them squarely as "True Sips" if we ignore the exporter / importer collection information. First, here's an F2 NAIB True Sipaliwini ju...
by joneill809
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: Frog update
Replies: 16
Views: 5651

Re: Frog update

It took many of my animals months to get to the point where they would tolerate me in the same room without darting for cover. I'm glad they are slowly coming out more frequently. They have ears - what exactly they hear - I have no idea.
by joneill809
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: Freshly Morphed Froglet open mouth Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 3602

Re: Freshly Morphed Froglet open mouth Issue

I had fertility issues with my Lorenzo. They are know for being genetically limited due to a small founders population in captivity. One trick that did work was increasing their Vit A supplementation regiment - 1x per week for a month following a run of bad clutches, then moving to 2x per month for ...
by joneill809
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: Frog update
Replies: 16
Views: 5651

Re: Frog update

Have you heard any calling? I don't know pumilio but I assume their calls are consistent locale to locale. I think you'd know calling if you heard it. This was a neat video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mRWsYqk2gXg I'm no expert on pumilio so I defer to others. Would be interested in seeing the col...
by joneill809
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications
Topic: Why "Bakers Racks" for large sized Dart Frog collections ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7209

Re: Why "Bakers Racks" for large sized Dart Frog collections ?

I've had welds fail on the lighter duty versions I used in our garage with the support bars running length wise. The heavy duty versions with supports running front to back are likely better for this application. If I had to use bakers racks, I'd probably would opt for plywood over the top of the ou...
by joneill809
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Jim from Austin's frog wall
Replies: 141
Views: 43815

Re: Jim from Austin's frog wall

Finally finished my Lorenzo 2016 groupings. Pulled a suspected 2015A male (Stewart) and grouped with two suspected 2015E females: image.jpeg I made the male swap earlier this week so that leaves me with three non sibling groups and my 2015C proven sibling pair. I will see how these three groups prog...
by joneill809
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Jim from Austin's frog wall
Replies: 141
Views: 43815

Re: Jim from Austin's frog wall

A good thunderstorm blew through last night and the sirensis have been pretty active. Two males calling, but one seems to be getting all the attention:
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and six inches below, no love:
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by joneill809
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Jim from Austin's frog wall
Replies: 141
Views: 43815

Re: Jim from Austin's frog wall

First Lorenzo clutch of 2016, and they were 3 for 3. This pair of siblings (2015C) is about 3.5 to 4 years old (I've had them for three years). FullSizeRender-5.jpg As we were discussing in this thread on managing limited founders stock , I've managed to catch both of my UE males (about 7 years old)...
by joneill809
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Jim from Austin's frog wall
Replies: 141
Views: 43815

Re: Jim from Austin's frog wall

Been working on some school projects with my kids. We had a scope setup checking out bugs so I put a red galac clutch under the scope and recorded a video. It was neat to see it breathing / blood flowing if you look really close at the full screen video. The frame rate is slow on this camera so the ...
by joneill809
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Jim from Austin's frog wall
Replies: 141
Views: 43815

Re: Jim from Austin's frog wall

Well cycling up my proven Lorenzo pair went quicker than I thought. Closed the vents, increased feedings, offered a petri dish and within a few weeks...first clutch of the year. This is a fairly typical Lorenzo clutch - three eggs: IMG_9135.JPG My bookshelf viv project is progressing. I have inhabit...
by joneill809
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: ideas on managing limited founders stock
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: ideas on managing limited founders stock

Thanks Zach! That was my intent on keeping sibling females in the same grouping - I would just manage their offspring as siblings. I didn't want to try to unwind which female was depositing in a 1.2 grouping. Time to set about trapping some male Lorenzo :)
by joneill809
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: ideas on managing limited founders stock
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: ideas on managing limited founders stock

Dusting off an older thread for more advice! I have sort of recovered from the shock of losing two female Lorenzo last year ( Lorenzo back story ). After working with a pathologist to figure out what went wrong and shutting things down for about 8 months, I'm ready to start getting some groups setup...
by joneill809
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions and Comments
Topic: I get my froglets tomorrow!
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: I get my froglets tomorrow!

I have two groups of thumbnails and I usually only see a few individuals each day. I usually have to feed and leave the room then come back to see them. Not sure if pumilio are the same but that's my experience with tiny frogs :) Robertus are Robertus. Almost too big to hide anywhere :). I have othe...
by joneill809
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: Dendrobates tinctorius "Robertus"
Replies: 98
Views: 14983

Re: Dendrobates tinctorius "Robertus"

http://www.dartden.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8985&p=62670 My initial impression were Robertus were prolific enough that they would be a common frog if managed well. I thought they would settle at about $50 a frog, maybe less. Though I must say I don't see a lot of them being offered. Is anyon...
by joneill809
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: Dendrobates tinctorius "Robertus"
Replies: 98
Views: 14983

Re: Dendrobates tinctorius "Robertus"

Yeah, IMO they have a different look compared to the 2014 SAS animals I have and have seen. It would be interesting to hear others chime in on how to handle mixing of the two imports. I think Sean's have a better description of the collection area than the SAS animals had, and the pictures of Sean's...
by joneill809
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management

Ok "trust" was the wrong phrase :). My keeping true sips separate (for now) was because I don't trust the importers. But do you see my question? We have three distinct imports of similar looking frogs. One by an institution, and two others by importers that resemble the first (I'm tossing ...
by joneill809
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management

In terms of 2012/2013, the original 5 pair first surfaced in May of 2012, with Jeremy finding them on Kingsnake. The sixth popped up in June of 2012 on the same DB thread. Should we refer to them as 2012 (year of import) or 2013 (year when F1's started becoming available)? I've been sticking with 20...
by joneill809
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management

Jeremy ? Jeremy Huff? Yes. Normally, I am very much on the side of managing to maintain "vintage" lines within the hobby, but I am going to provide a possibly dissenting opinion on these. I appreciate the discussion Zach. That's why I started the thread. I'd rather have the discussion on ...
by joneill809
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: D tinctorius True Sipaliwini lines and management

Yeah I will have to check with Barbara on a year for NAIB.
by joneill809
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Dendrobates Genus
Topic: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Interesting observation on temperature. What is the optimal temperature range you are targeting? Are you simulating seasonal temperature changes or just increasing a year round temp?

I hope you find additional keepers out there. Looking forward to seeing you offer those pairs.

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