So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dtfleming » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:13 am

dynekevin wrote:Quick question. I cant seem to find it in this post anywhere.

What do you guys recommend for the racks? I thought i saw something
once about a "Bakers Rack"?

I want something that will be capable of housing 3 18x18x24's per a shelf.

Yes yes, im starting to get more and more serious about darts >=)


Like Phil posted above. You can find them at Lowes, Target, Costco, etc. A 48" bakers rack would work for you. Though remember on a 48" rack you only have 45" of usable space. SO 3 18x18x24 will not fit on one shelf. You can find a 60" one I believe
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dynekevin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:39 am

Thanks don, im going to the store tomorrow! Im working on lots of advancements in this hobby =)
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Dendrobati » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:52 am

in case you dont have the exo terras yet, they measure around 19" because of the base. I'm not 100% sure you'll fit 3 on a 60" rack, but I don't know for sure. If you want, I can measure tonight the exact size of an 18" exo.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dynekevin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:30 pm

I do have one exo right now so i should be able to figure it out. Thanks though! I appreciate it!

Im also considering doing a 40gal breeder... vert. I may just make a stand out of some 2x4s and plywood with a nice varnish finish. idk. If i do ill make a build thread =)
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:17 am

Thought Id share some thoughts on Frog Room Maint: So over the last few months I have eliminated some 200+ spiders! Yes, I kept a tic sheet. I dont use insecticide in my home since getting frogs. I am no spider expert, but guessing I have seen maybe 4-5 different species in my frog room, not counting wolf spiders. They do a good job of controlling FF escapees, but it takes a few hours every other week or so to monitor and control the spider population. Just something to add to the list of up keep when you have a group of vivs together.
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dynekevin » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:11 pm

RanaVenenosa wrote:Thought Id share some thoughts on Frog Room Maint: So over the last few months I have eliminated some 200+ spiders! Yes, I kept a tic sheet. I dont use insecticide in my home since getting frogs. I am no spider expert, but guessing I have seen maybe 4-5 different species in my frog room, not counting wolf spiders. They do a good job of controlling FF escapees, but it takes a few hours every other week or so to monitor and control the spider population. Just something to add to the list of up keep when you have a group of vivs together.


Hahaha, i went through the exact same thing. Before my vivariums were just ontop of a computer desk. One day i glanced under the desk and was astonished with the amount of spiders living and breeding under there. Quickly, thinking of Phils shop vac tip: I ran to the garage, picked up my shop vac and wiped out the population. Soon after i purchased a baker rake for my vivariums. A month or two later now the spider population on my rack is a grand total of 1. He is doing very well cleaning up the fruitflies and growing quite quickly. I am starting to worry he may begin breeding though, so i think his days may be numbered. In the end, i think a couple spiders are not bad but when you reach 20+ you may want to consider down sizing the population. My 2cents

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby frogfreak » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:44 pm

The only way I would have 20 or less spiders in my home would be if I burned it to the ground. :lol:

Frog room = spiders

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:54 pm

frogfreak wrote:The only way I would have 20 or less spiders in my home would be if I burned it to the ground. :lol:

Frog room = spiders

I surrender...



LMAO - same w me Glenn

You may recall my house was built in the 50s and those subfloors are a breeding ground for spiders. Impossible to keep them out even before frogs as insecticide didnt work all that well anyway. Now its worse because I provide a FF cafeteria... hahaha
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby DianeCarter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:30 pm

I draw the line at spiders and centipedes. I can tolerate the rest, but not those....especially wolf spiders...ugh! A month ago, every day there would be an elaborate web in the top of my 12x12x18 imitator viv, going from the top, one side to the other, and down to several brom leaves. Every day I would wipe it out, every day it returned. I finally realized--it went down behind, and was huge UNDER the viv! We finally found the thing and got rid of it. Ugh. I was afraid it would get my imi baby! The dogs and cats are usually really helpful about killing the creey crawlys, or at least pointing them out to us! Friday I went to the local farm stand and bought a bunch of hedgeapples. Will keep you posted! (Please don't tell me hedgeapples are harmful to my DFs!!!!
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby frogfreak » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:50 pm

RanaVenenosa wrote:
frogfreak wrote:The only way I would have 20 or less spiders in my home would be if I burned it to the ground. :lol:

Frog room = spiders

I surrender...



LMAO - same w me Glenn

You may recall my house was built in the 50s and those subfloors are a breeding ground for spiders. Impossible to keep them out even before frogs as insecticide didnt work all that well anyway. Now its worse because I provide a FF cafeteria... hahaha


I do recall, Scott. I can't even imagine how many are under your house. At least you don't have a freezing winter, which drives them indoors! I would imagine the temps you guys get are perfect for breeding. Anyways, we're getting along just fine now. I'm even taking the time to look at the different kinds of spiders I have now! lol Yes, when they get out of control the shop vac comes out. But, I don't mind seeing the odd cool one. :)

I have a feeling that they aren't ALL native to Canada. :shock: :lol:

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:49 am

and here's a little sumpthin' I used to ponder. Ya know that large exhaust hole in the back of the shop vac ?

Think aboot it....

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Sally » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:28 pm

So funny you should mention that. There is reason after a particularly productive session of spider vacuuming last weekend, my shop vac is still outside on my backyard patio!

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:19 am

Frog rooms y'all. Less and less of em, it seems.


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