Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Andrew Gray from the Manchester Museum

I could watch this guy talk about frogs all day!

J.P. Lawrence Interview

This is a great interview with J.P. Lawrence regarding his Oophaga research in Panama. Brilliant guy and amazing pictures! Would love to meet him someday.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pumilio Cristobal Girls in Their New Home

I added the Cristo girls to their new home this weekend. It's a 36 gallon cube. Not much for pictures right now as I'm trying to give them some privacy while they settle in. The vivarium was originally built by Tropical Ecos. I recently reformed certain parts and replanted it, but the basic design is theirs.
Female#1 Exploring a Bromeliad
Female #2 "Male" Belly Shot
Female #1 by the Waterfall
Full Tank Shot

Species -  Oophaga Pumilio Cristobal
Line/Origin - 2010 SNDF, WC
Age - ?
Quantity - 0.2.0
Purchase Date - 10/8/2010
Seller - Tropical Ecos 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You Learn Something New Everyday

This hobby humbles me every day. One moment you feel you have a good grasp on what's important and one comment later you're starting over. Documentation within Oophaga is an important and, in my opinion, highly misunderstood issue. There are so many threads within the forums that talk about the necessity of acquiring well documented frogs, but I have yet to see an ad that states anything to the effect of  "site specific" or "Proper documentation included."(Disclaimer: I have obviously not seen every ad on every site out there). In all my reading, I had somehow never come across anything that stated frogs from one import should not be mixed with the same morph from a different import. I had even seen ads for froglets noting parents from different imports. In the back of my mind I thought, "How can I truly know if the 2011 Cristobal male I just bought is really the same frog as my girls from the 2010 import?" I got my answer the other day… I can't, so now I'm starting over. Who knows, maybe when I move the girls to their new home, the "male" will turn out to actually be a male.

2011 Male

2010 Female #1

2010 Female #2 "Male"