Saturday, August 30, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Froglets

Found 2 brand new Rio Branco pumilio froglets this afternoon as well as a "Rambala" and a Darkland. Definitely a great day!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Microcosm 2014

I really enjoyed being part of the Treewalkers crew this year and helping make Microcosm happen. My press release got us on two morning news shows and this one couldn't have turned out better. Mike Ready and I were dying of laughter in the green room! Sadly the embed code won't work in blogger so here's a link.



Though I didn't have as much time to mingle and check out the vendors while working, I still walked away with some pretty amazing finds. I picked up a couple cemetery Bastimentos from Adam Butt for the second time. This fantastically spotted Basti was just too hard to pass up.

And since Adam was kindof pairing him up with this girl, who later turned out to be a rather aggressive male, I just grabbed both. Crossing my fingers that the kiddo above actually turns outs to be a girl. This house is already far too male heavy!!!

Traded a "Rambala" pumilio towards this proven group of Aurotaenia. So excited to finally pick these frogs up. Best call ever!  

Hopefully I can catch the call on video soon! Click here for a Youtube video from Stemcellular Ray. Unfortunately Blogger is unable to find the video in their search. So annoyed!

Thanks to the Salt Creek pumilio I brought, I also picked up a group of Epipedobates Pasaje-Sarayunga el Oro from Tor Linbo who, along with Todd Kelley, kindly allowed me to share a vendor table and attempted to help sell the small group of pumilio I brought along. These frogs are fast and shy right now making it hard to get good photos, but also were on the have-to-have list for their amazing call.    

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mirror Image

Not sure if this Rio Branco pumilio is looking at it's reflection or beyond the glass, but it made for fun photos.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oophaga Pumilio Bastimentos Fine Spot

Check out that sexy bum!

Taking out some fruit flies

This guy calls constantly!

And the reason for today's calling...tad feeding.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Pretty Basti Kid

This little fine spot froglet has turned out pretty nice. Hoping it's a female to pair up with my extra male.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Different Shade of Cristobal

Two Cristobal offspring. The little one on the right came out pretty red for a Cristo and has kept its color. It'll be fun to see it in about 3-5 years.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Newest Fine Spot Bastimentos

A couple new fs Basti babies came out of the water recently and this time I finally got legs like dad. Mom is of course gorgeous too, but just not quite as striking. Here they are with one from the previous group, that looks like mom, towards the back.

Closeups just after coming ootw

And mom with the next gen on her back.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pretty Cristobals

Just a nice photo I got the other day of this pair. They produce such gorgeous offspring and will always be a favorite here!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tiny Terrarium

I loved this little hanging terrarium from Cactus and Tropical so much that I just had to feature it here. Nice job C&T!

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Frog Prince

I am pretty sure that the frog prince legend was written about this guy. He has certainly charmed me. Every time I feed him, he comes right to the front and stares up at me with his huge black eyes. Today he looked at me and let out a single chirp. I, of course, responded with my best interpretation. We went back and fourth for about a minute before I ran for my camera hoping to catch the moment. Alas, he had shifted his attention to food and only briefly let me take a photo before returning to the feast.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fine Spot Basti Babies

What's that? You want more photos of the Basti kids? No problem!
These two have stayed a nice cherry red.
But this little one has faded a bit with time. It looks orange in the picture, but it's actually fairly pink.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rio Branco Girls

This is my first post on the Rio Branco pumilio since acquiring these kids last March. It took a while to get through the parasite situation that presented itself upon arrival, but with treatment they are now all clear and finally in their permanent home. The girls have definitely been getting a little bolder with time, but still tend to run from the camera. The male is nearly impossible to catch. As I mentioned a while back, my very fist pumilio was a Rio Branco. When I saw them for sale again I quickly jumped. I probably paid too much considering the recent influx of pumilio imports, but I was overtaken by sentimentality. I call the girls the sevens as they both have markings that resemble the # 7 on their back.