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by Michael Lawrence
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. mysteriosus
Replies: 61
Views: 15563

Re: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. Mysteriosus

I wish you all the best luck with them, just wanted to make it clear you could be endangering yourself as there are some American froggers who will try and sick the law on you for no other reason than to start some shit. This is just one of those frogs that we will have to wait on the laws to accept...
by Michael Lawrence
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Photograph of the Month
Topic: Frog Forum picture of the month....
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

Re: Frog Forum picture of the month....

He's had it going for a bit, I remember Tony and Novy had a few frogs posted up on it a while back. He is changing everything. I hope to see that place crash in all honesty which I think it will, latest change was likely a push to prevent it.. I dislike the way new hobbyists are learning very bad ha...
by Michael Lawrence
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. mysteriosus
Replies: 61
Views: 15563

Re: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. Mysteriosus

Of course, and my only thoughts on it were that Law Enforcement could just out of nowhere decide to go after them. I'd hope they dont after ignoring it so long and Im glad they have CB froglets to take over wc but until its listed by law as legal to own there are risks, I only saying to be careful. ...
by Michael Lawrence
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. mysteriosus
Replies: 61
Views: 15563

Re: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. Mysteriosus

They are commonly flaunted out there James, The problem is you never know if the law is going to step up to the plate one day and ''clean house''. I can tell you it does happen as Ive been hit a couple times by sheriffs and F&W years back when they thought I was keeping something I wasnt suppose...
by Michael Lawrence
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. mysteriosus
Replies: 61
Views: 15563

Re: Flaunting frogs of smuggled origins - E. Mysteriosus

Based on the fact that this is the one frog that was never legally exported I'd be a little nervous about having them wherever I was as it seems out of nowhere law enforcement can just up and go after you. Not 100% that it would happen but you never know. They are nice enough frogs but if they ever ...
by Michael Lawrence
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: U.S Regional Groups, People, Shows, Gatherings and Events
Topic: Frog Day 2005 (Atlanta)
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Frog Day 2005 (Atlanta)

There were, just weren't so easy to see, My wife and I walked ABG a couple times a year to watch the frogs and I'd hit the care takers up for plant cuttings. Id be more interested in a Frog Day that could get the bulk of the active hobby together wherever that would be possible. So many travel issue...
by Michael Lawrence
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Photographs / Wild Habitat Pics
Topic: Need Your Help - Pics for Calender wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Need Your Help - Pics for Calender wanted

I'm not so sure you have to own the pictures to use them. If you get permission for a charity project use of them whats it matter if you own them ? No one will profit and you could credit those who provided pics.
by Michael Lawrence
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Photographs / Wild Habitat Pics
Topic: Need Your Help - Pics for Calender wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Need Your Help - Pics for Calender wanted

If its for charity you should just ask one of the main sites for the use of their photography, this way its all professional grade photos that would fit the ideals of a calendar and you wouldn't have to claim rights to other people's frog pics.

Michael
by Michael Lawrence
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see

James, these guys have in fact been asked to fill this niche by many, I know Ive asked and I can tell you we have had more luck getting ground central info and pics from Hobbyists who've gone down there as well as others online that live in the regions. I just don't think they are all that worried a...
by Michael Lawrence
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see

While I know UE has a great rep I don't think they or others have done enough to push more direct knowledge out into the hobby. Michael This pertains to all "those who don't post"...not singling anyone out over anyone else. Why is that ? I'll tell you why I think it is....business before ...
by Michael Lawrence
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see

Definitely need to back those who try but this again gets to your point of cliquish. I would like to see more effort on many of these guys on the ground in the countries of origin to start helping with direct habitat knowledge and even photography not just bringing in frogs to make a buck. Wanted to...
by Michael Lawrence
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see

I hear you on the in-hobby gang affiliations but like any other situation like minded people tend to back one another up. I do think everyone needs a chance and I don't hold anyone above anyone else, just the knowledge they bring to the table. Site specific is definitely an issue but we need to plan...
by Michael Lawrence
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 4178

Re: Poll - Changes in the hobby YOU want to see

well your 3 picks must be in there Chris what are they? If I had a choice for 3 changes it would more push for a community hobby, not community businesses. We need to put forth more effort to teach and share knowledge not more effort to get our names out there to sell more stuff. I would also say be...
by Michael Lawrence
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - What percentage of bromeliads die in your vivs ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Poll - What percentage of bromeliads die in your vivs ?

I deffinitely lose less than 10 percent but plants are my specialty. I always stick with mini broms none over 8'' in vivs and plan them accordingly. Nothing planted where it will rot and nothing planted where it doesnt get good light and air circulation.

Michael
by Michael Lawrence
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: Are Oophaga pumilio really considered "Hard" to keep ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2956

Re: Are O. pumilio really considered "Hard" to keep ?

I have a question, who here actually took on pums or other obligates as one of their first darts? How did that fair? I would not put obligates that much further up on the hard scale than many thumbs as the requirments are all about the same micro fauna, plants and such lacking the breeding requirmen...
by Michael Lawrence
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: Any way to avoid drilling the tank ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4877

Re: Any way to avoid drilling the tank ?

I'm not an avid obligate breeder, only have a few was referring to any dart that breeds in viv. I do also think micro fauna is a plus to any viv whether auratus, tincs or terribs. They will all forage on it with the exception Ive heard that terribs don't.

Michael
by Michael Lawrence
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Major advantages/disadvantages of different species/feeders?
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Major advantages/disadvantages of different species/feed

Ive used just about every iso species in my vivs. Orange do make good custodians and the young are as small and white as the dwarfs so they are readily eaten. Tans and the purple natives can be big too but normally take a good while to hit maturity. Still worth tossing a few in the viv.

Michael
by Michael Lawrence
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction
Topic: Any way to avoid drilling the tank ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4877

Re: Any way to avoid drilling the tank ?

Heavy occasional rinsing of a viv ? Complete tear down and reassemble once per year (spring or summer). I do it. I believe in it. Not sure I agree with this one Phil, To tear down a viv on a yearly basis seems like it would not only mess with the frogs comfort levels as well as a total killing of t...
by Michael Lawrence
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Major advantages/disadvantages of different species/feeders?
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Major advantages/disadvantages of different species/feed

Springtails : As for tropical and temperate whites, pinks, they keep and reproduce easily and fast. As for blue globular, black tomocerus and blue padura they reproduce at a slower rate and mature slower. They also seem to do better in a drier media. Isopods : Dwarf whites, striped, and tan are eas...
by Michael Lawrence
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Keeping Darts in micro vivs ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9678

Re: Keeping Darts in micro vivs

I personally have thought about working in a new viv style that would better fit my auratus project with vivs no taller than 8'' with flip top lids but it seems to decrease the gallonage to the point that Id be a hypocrite to my own rantings. MIchael I don't see this making you look hypocritical. I...

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