Hey folks,I thought some pics might be sort of nice,so we'll kick off with those red frog beach kids as they'll add some continuity to this thread.Its quite amazing looking at the pis above how all the blue has vanished leaving 3 unspotty kids and one well spotty.
mrs summersi once again heavily gravid,once again we'll probably get no embryos in those eggs,but I was born an optimist,so fingers crossed for us guys,I so want to rear summersi
These are some red frog beach tads,I'm going to try the surrogacy route with these as mrs cem basti is feeding just one tad. i'm very aware of the fact she might not feed and all might be lost.My observations of watching her feed the last lot draw me to the conclusion that she is looking for tads as she walks up that oak log I filled with film cans,(look back for detail).I am exploring i suppose,it 's what I always do as I learn about the animals we keep. we have to evaluate not only the species but also the individual,I'm very prepared to be wrong and fail
In praise of auratus,
shy frogs they are,folks give up on them because they don't see them. They seem to like some overhead cover they seem not to like bright light,but if you stay the course if you make them feel secure and your patient you get this.Lets face it nothing does metallic blue and greens like auratus do.We adore them I wish everyone see's what we do.they are the common frog, morphs get lost to the hobby it is possibly the biggest shame,the frog that gets imported in number and then lost ahh man that is just so sad
superblue/blue on bronze I can call these now,I did it for a mate a while back he sort of stood shocked,but they are......
Finally I'll finish with this, probably the most important bit of this post.
Iso need Ca our frogs need Ca,so we add cuttlefish bone to our ever increasing iso hoard. I also use use grated cuttlefish bone for springtails i think it's a bit easier for them to munch. This picture is taken just minutes after adding said Ca source to the culture,most have moved off by the time i got the camera in focus,but you'll get an idea of what the iso think of this stuff and how much they need/want it. One day that Ca will be in our frogs
one can also use egg shells,naturally organic ones baked and crushed,I keep poultry i have that and use that as well.
I take no credit for this it was passed to me by Ed K. At the time I kicked my self as i knew this!! I knew Ca was important as a building block for their exoskeletons,but I hadn't implemented,it is so damn obvious I bloody missed it, and yeah I already know others do to by replies I've had elsewhere.sometimes the obvious is starting us down,and we still don't see it...DOH
It's just such a great example for a new guy this pic I had to take it and post it
Quadrat et demonstrandum
bring it on