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  Oophaga histrionica 'Redhead' for sale
Posted by: Philsuma - 08-18-2020, 10:20 AM - Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds - Replies (1)

Sellers Name and location - Philsuma (Phil P.) Harrisburg Pennsyltucky USA
References upon request
Line/Origin - Nahn old line
Code - N/A
Age - @ 4.5 months 
Quantity and sex (if possible) - 0.0.1 No calling heard
Price - $500.00
Group Prices - None at this time
Preferred Payment Method - Cash and local pick up to HBG PA preferred but will accept Paypal - friends and family only
Shipping Rates & information - SYR (FedEx) Priority overnight Mon thru Wed- HUB to HUB only. Shipping fee to be calculated from Middletown PA to buyers nearest HUB - usually @ $55.00 average.



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  Oophaga histrionica 'Tado' for sale
Posted by: Philsuma - 08-18-2020, 10:19 AM - Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds - Replies (1)

Sellers Name and location - Philsuma (Phil P.) Harrisburg Pennsyltucky USA
References upon request
Line/Origin - Tesoros 
Code - N/A
Age - @ 1 year 
Quantity and sex (if possible) - 1.0.0 CALLING Male.
Price - $550.00
Group Prices - Not at this time
Preferred Payment Method - Cash and local pick up to HBG PA preferred but will accept Paypal friends and family
Shipping Rates & information - SYR (FedEx) Priority overnight Mon thru Wed- HUB to HUB only. Shipping fee to be calculated from Middletown PA to buyers nearest HUB - usually @ $55.00 average.



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  Free plug
Posted by: Rusty_Shackleford - 08-04-2020, 08:44 PM - Forum: The Lounge / Off Topic - Replies (2)

I couldn't pass up the chance to make a statement...



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  Frog room construction
Posted by: pet_tree_gnat - 07-30-2020, 01:43 AM - Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction - Replies (11)

I am redoing my basement to be my frog room and have to move all of my tanks downstairs.  Really just ran out of room and it takes up too much space and we have an empty basement so I figured let's really do this right.  for now I'm going to have one wall of tanks and then several other tanks on other walls.  I might move my snake rack down in the basement as well but they have different temperature requirements and do pretty well upstairs where most the heat goes so I might let my kids keep them.  Here are some of the construction pictures if you are interested I can share how I made the joints it was pretty easy to build and everything comes out square.  All constructed with 2x4s minor sanding and planning and krylon black acrylic paint.  The valence at the top which is very difficult to see in these pictures I'll post more when the frog room is done was done with spray paint.



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  elitech data loggers
Posted by: joneill809 - 07-19-2020, 12:29 PM - Forum: Lighting, Misting Systems, Tweaks, Modifications - Replies (1)

I've grown tired of my old lascar data loggers - the company stubbornly remains windows only for their support software, and we're Mac/Linux only. I found these $35 temperature and humidity loggers on amazon - build quality is kind of cheap, but for what I'm using them for, they turned out to be pretty cool. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H3669T4
   

I bought two of these for my tree monitor project as a test run to see how well they work. I ended up drilling access ports behind a basking area and in a dark hide on the other end of the PVC viv. This may be trickier with my existing glass boxes since i have all the access ports in the zoomeds and exoterras covered with my top glass, but I can drill a port in my top glass at some point. 

Using the single probe for temp and humidity was a bit glitchy for me so I wired both. I set them to 1 minute samples with circular logging (11 day duration, 16,000 datapoint buffer) and ran it for about a day then checked the data through their MacOS (!) app.
   

I'll be working with them longer term tuning misting cycles and temperatures, but this is an interesting and cheap device that could be pretty useful. This viv is running at a gradient of 90% RH to 60% RH, and 72F to 93F which is pretty close to where I want to be. I have been spot checking other areas with my temperature gun, but I really like having the data logged to see continuous Temp & RH at least during my viv tuning cycles. This big viv is going to have permanent loggers though.

This company has even cheaper temperature only loggers that are similar to the Lascar design where you can just drop a USB logger directly in the viv. I didn't find a similar model with RH support, so I ended up going the probe route. I'm also not interested in more expensive models - I think have a higher number of cheaper loggers is more useful for really understanding the behavior of a viv.

EDIT: I went back and noticed they do have a USB RH/Temp logger that you can drop in the viv - these may be better for spot checking random vivs here and there:
https://www.amazon.com/Elitech-Temperatu...B074DR6LJ2

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  Background adhesives
Posted by: joneill809 - 07-11-2020, 11:35 PM - Forum: Enclosures, Setup and Construction - Replies (15)

What’s everyone using these days? My go to for years has just been siliconed cork to glass without additional treatment. I blackout the background with shelf paper for a pretty clean look. I’m building out a large V prasinus enclosure and I want the entire background and sides climbable. I’ve lined the entire enclosure with cork panels and I’m attaching cork flats and rounds to that for a more natural look. Additionally I want to treat it with peat and glue to soften the look and make it more natural looking. 

So is the go to still gorilla glue? If so which one? Any other adhesives that look promising?

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  Ameerega silverstonei viv and pics
Posted by: Philsuma - 07-06-2020, 05:39 PM - Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs - Replies (4)

a few shots.

Full Tank shot. Julio likes theses.

Tadpole cups on top of the viv



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  Oophaga vicentei 'Blue' Pics
Posted by: Philsuma - 07-02-2020, 07:24 PM - Forum: Dart Frog Photographs / Wild Habitat Pics - No Replies

Oophaga vicentei 'Blue' Pics

pics #1, #2 and #3 (top) = Female

pics #4 and #5 (bottom) = Male



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  My Selling template
Posted by: Philsuma - 06-29-2020, 05:05 PM - Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds - No Replies

just storing this here for cut n' paste

anyone can use it...

Oophaga granulifera 'Golfito'
Sellers Name and location - Philsuma (Phil P.) Harrisburg Pennsyltucky USA
References upon request
Line/Origin - Frye line
Code - N/A
Age - @ 8 months
Quantity and sex (if possible) - 0.0.1 No calling heard
Starting Bid - $150.00 - Low reserve - much lower than the 350 these guys usually go for.
Group Prices - Option for Second adult Golfito available to ship upon negotiation
Preferred Payment Method - Cash and local pick up to HBG PA preferred but will accept Paypal friends and family
Shipping Rates & information - SYR (FedEx) Priority overnight Mon thru Wed- HUB to HUB only. Shipping fee to be calculated from Middletown PA to buyers nearest HUB - usually @ $55.00 average.

Nice looking animal with high orange and teal legs that has a very cool orange shoulder. Buyer has option to purchase second Golfito upon negotiated price.
Winner gets a small cup of Costa Rican 'fast' purple isopods AND some Marcgravia !
$15.00 Insulated box and double cryopak fee waived!!

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  Oophaga histrionica 'Harlequin poison-dart frog' Tado morph pics
Posted by: Philsuma - 06-24-2020, 07:30 PM - Forum: Dart Frog Photographs / Wild Habitat Pics - Replies (1)

Tado



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