Sexing imitators

R. abdita - R. altobueyensis - R. amazonica - R. biolat - R. bombetes - R. claudiae - R. cyanovittata - R. daleswansoni - R. defleri - R. dorisswansonae - R. duellmani - R. fantastica - R. flavovittata - R. fulgurita - R. ignea - R. imitator - R. intermedia - R. lamasi - R. minuta - R. opisthomelas - R. reticulata - R. rubrocephala - R. sirensis -R. summersi- R. tolimensis - R. uakarii - R. vanzolinii - R. variabilis - R. ventrimaculata - R. viridis - R. virolinensis - R. yavaricola
Evaradero
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:34 pm
Sponsor: 0
Location: Central Florida

Sexing imitators

Postby Evaradero » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:47 pm

Does anyone know how to sex imitators? i have 4 imitator varaderos and have heard a couple calling and was curious to see which ones are the ones that are calling, and am also curious to see if they have any females to mate with

User avatar
zonz540
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:55 am
Location: Utah

Re: Sexing imitators

Postby zonz540 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Females are larger and more pear shaped. Males tend to be smaller and not quite as pudgy.
You can always mist them heavily and wait for calling.
Mostly Pums & Thumbs

Evaradero
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:34 pm
Sponsor: 0
Location: Central Florida

Re: Sexing imitators

Postby Evaradero » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:03 pm

I have heard of those methods, but these imi's i have seem to exhibit one of each sign in each frog. For example, i have some that are larger but more slender and have a pointed snout. While others are smaller, more pudgy but round in shape

User avatar
Philsuma
Site Owner
Posts: 10494
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:10 am
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Contact:

Re: Sexing imitators

Postby Philsuma » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:11 pm

Literally sneak up on the tank to observe the calling male(s). That will give you a good start as to who's who.

User avatar
zonz540
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:55 am
Location: Utah

Sexing imitators

Postby zonz540 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:13 pm

Give them a little something to get them going after you mist them. It's like Barry White for imitators.
http://youtu.be/CS0nKs4wh78
Mostly Pums & Thumbs

Evaradero
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:34 pm
Sponsor: 0
Location: Central Florida

Re: Sexing imitators

Postby Evaradero » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:26 pm

For example, i have seen these two together an awful lot recently. Let me know what you think
Attachments
uploadfromtaptalk1412015116803.jpg

User avatar
zonz540
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:55 am
Location: Utah

Re: Sexing imitators

Postby zonz540 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:04 pm

Keep an eye on them. It's hard to tell from pics.
Mostly Pums & Thumbs


Return to “Ranitomeya Genus”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests