Agonistic (aggression) behaviour in dart frogs

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Agonistic (aggression) behaviour in dart frogs

Postby Philsuma » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:28 pm

"Statue" behavior - A very subtle and often misinterpreted sign of aggression where the dominant frog will stand stock still and posture- facing the other frog, in a effort to intimidate and dominate another potential subordinant frog.

Probably unnoticed or misinterpreted by 95% of all hobbyists......

It is aggression.

It is often misinterpreted as something else.....a lazy frog perhaps?


I can try to get a cite on this if requested.

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Re: Agonistic behaviour in dart frogs

Postby Philsuma » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:09 pm

if THIS level of stress can debilitate and kill a frog, imagine compounding it with combatting and physical aggression like wrestling.


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