Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Adelphobates captivus (Myers, 1982)
Adelphobates castaneoticus (Caldwell and Myers, 1990)
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Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:53 am

While the Red Galacs are nice, I think the Solid orange is one of the most spectacular darts of all. Surprised people don't frenzy over this species like they do with the reds...

I had a hard time finding information and good pics that capture this animal, so I am going to start a thread that both documents pics and husbandry particulars.

My animals are from Vivarium Concepts.

My hope is others will add to this thread to consolidate our knowledge and appreciation of the Solid Orange morph.
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Re: Solid Orange Galacotonus Appreciation

Postby Philsuma » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:04 am

I agree. I've always like the 'pumpkins'.

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Re: Solid Orange Galacotonus Appreciation

Postby Venomos » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:09 am

I unfortunately don't have anything to add here...Except a great looking frog! Definitely love the solid orange look!
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:49 pm

Here is the viv that houses my 2 solid orange Galacs

Its 18x18x18 Exo Terra - since I keep this on my new 48" Rack I am able to use a T8 strip for lighting.

I have seen the galacs use the entire viv including climbing and sleeping on the glass side.
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby Kate » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:59 pm

Very nice frogs! I'm partial to oranges. :)

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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:58 am

Finally! This morning I was able to get visual and audio confirmation of a Male calling. I had suspected one of my Galacs was male, but any time I thought I heard calling was always during lights out. Today, I saw the throat sack and heard the low trill, followed by some mating behavior. My fingers are crossed that the other frog is a female! These frogs are 25 mos old, so pretty much on target for what I expected on maturity rate to begin breeding. If anyone w other experience w Galacs wants to share or chime in I would love to get input.
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Postby joneill809 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:03 pm

Very exciting Scott - I will be watching this thread so I know what to expect. My reds are 12 months (4 count) and 6 months (4 count). How do you find the solid oranges in terms of being bold? My 12 month reds are quite shy. The younger group is a bit more bold. None of them are near as bold as my tincs though.
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby frogfreak » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:18 pm

They're awesome, Scott. I've never even seen a pic before. Man, I wish you had these at your meet last year. I would have loved to seen them in person!
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:00 pm

Thx Guys,

Jim, the Solid Orange are medium for par. They come out in the morning and evening to hunt, and sometimes nap or perch in the open all day; unless you open the viv wout Flys, then they will casually hop into a hiding spot. I think being bright orange also helps. I was torn btw Red and Orange, but seeing all the species at Cindy's frog room made me decide upon the solid orange.

Glenn, if you visit DFW this summer, stop by for lunch and enjoy my wife's cooking along with some frog talk.

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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:23 pm

A few months back I moved the furniture around to mix things up. The frogs came out for about 3-4 hours "inspecting" these changes. It was quite funny to watch! If you look close, you can see the probable female perched in her "spot". She also likes to climb on the begonia leaf like a "recliner" and kick back.
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Postby joneill809 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:25 pm

RanaVenenosa wrote:Thx Guys,

Jim, the Solid Orange are medium for par. They come out in the morning and evening to hunt, and sometimes nap or perch in the open all day; unless you open the viv wout Flys, then they will casually hop into a hiding spot. I think being bright orange also helps. I was torn btw Red and Orange, but seeing all the species at Cindy's frog room made me decide upon the solid orange.

Glenn, if you visit DFW this summer, stop by for lunch and enjoy my wife's cooking along with some frog talk.

Cheers

Yeah my reds are not like that. I sprinkle in their flies, step away for five minutes and when I return they are out but as soon as they see me they head for the nearest hide. The younger set are not nearly as skittish.

Beautiful frogs and viv!
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Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby BcsTx » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:34 pm

Very nice Scott!
I agree with you that they have more flash then the red galacs but they are pretty as well.
Every time I saw the orange at Cindy's I commented that I loved her terribs. She was quick to correct me.
Maybe it's just me but they do resemble terribs.
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby pafrogguy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:06 pm

I worked with the solid orange galacts about 6 years ago. Patrick Nabors actually has them now. They are much larger than other galacts I have seen, and are just awesome. They seem to take a bit longer to mature than others as mine did not start breeding until 2+ years of age. They like to climb for sure. And I have found water features always aided my galact breeding (running water that is). Even though they were large I still could not sex them. My most regrettable frogs I ever parted with, that's for sure. I didn't even know they were available from anywhere. I could not locate any other breeders working with them at the time back then. I seen a few pics here and there, but no one who actually possessed them except me. Not saying they weren't out there, but I couldn't find them. Glad to see someone else is working with them.

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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:02 pm

BcsTx wrote:Very nice Scott!
I agree with you that they have more flash then the red galacs but they are pretty as well.
Every time I saw the orange at Cindy's I commented that I loved her terribs. She was quick to correct me.
Maybe it's just me but they do resemble terribs.


LOL, I did the same as you. I prob would have bought terribs, if it had not been for these guys. a big orange frog is just cool!
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby BcsTx » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:20 pm

Curious if others see the similarities...
Here's a pic of my female mint...
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:21 pm

pafrogguy wrote:I worked with the solid orange galacts about 6 years ago. Patrick Nabors actually has them now. They are much larger than other galacts I have seen, and are just awesome. They seem to take a bit longer to mature than others as mine did not start breeding until 2+ years of age. They like to climb for sure. And I have found water features always aided my galact breeding (running water that is). Even though they were large I still could not sex them. My most regrettable frogs I ever parted with, that's for sure. I didn't even know they were available from anywhere. I could not locate any other breeders working with them at the time back then. I seen a few pics here and there, but no one who actually possessed them except me. Not saying they weren't out there, but I couldn't find them. Glad to see someone else is working with them.


Thx for your post! Great to hear from others about this rare frog. Your correct, they are still hard to come by. Other than Patrick and Cindy, there was only one other person I recall over last few years who successfully worked with these frogs but dont remember the name. Did you have a dry period? Did you keep in pairs or groups?
You can see from my pic I have standing water in the front (similar type setup used by Cindy (viv concepts) but no pump.) If I dont see any eggs in next 4-5 mos I may consider adding a water pump or build a new viv.
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:23 pm

BcsTx wrote:Bad with doctoring pics so will have to use your imaginjation....
Here's a pic of my female mint...
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Scott not meaning to hijack, just a comparison...


No worries, thx for pic. Easy for others to see why confusion btw the Solid Org Galac w Orange Terrib is so easy. I think the bumpy legs are easiest distinction on first glance.
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby pafrogguy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:02 pm

Dug some old pics out. This is a big freakin galact!
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby BcsTx » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:58 pm

Cute!
Great pic, my terribs are always looking for ffy's not the hand that feeds them. :)
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Re: Solid Orange Galactonotus Appreciation

Postby pafrogguy » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:07 am

Yea these were pretty bold. They were terribilis size too, but the shape of a galact. Just double lol


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