Eggs

Discussion in 'Dart Frogs General' started by MartyA, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. MartyA

    MartyA Contributing Member

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    All this talk of Peru frogs must have got my vents in the mood.
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    These were layed by my 'Borja Ridge' Vents and they are guarding them so nicely im going to leave them and see how they do. I think I may yank 1 tad and raise it on my own, but the other three im going to leave for the parents. This is the first time a dart ive had has gotten the egg thing right first try.
     
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    congratulations!
    those developing eggs look great :p

    be ready to have them lay eggs non stop ... be ready to have dozens of tadpoles like i had with my vents ... they wont stop laying, even if asked gently :wink:
     
  3. MartyA

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    Proud parents

    Dad with tad (color isnt accurate),
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    Mother (more accurate color)
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    Awesome looking frogs Marty!

    Congrats on the tads!

    cheers,

    mike
     
  5. MartyA

    MartyA Contributing Member

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    Thanks :)

    I guess I was mislead by my trio, I now believe I have 1.2 and the female pictured above which is my biggest female was holding out on me.

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    Lol what have I gotten myself into, if this keeps up im gonna yank the male soon :).
     
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    what a little mack daddy, lol every mans dream

    looking awsome marty
     
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    Hey Marty,

    Have they transform in a froglet?

    How much time for the transformation? eggs to tads to froglet?

    Tanks
     
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    cool

    cool congrats marty ,if u can mabey put my name on a pair when there ready to go.
    craig
     
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    Wow, congrats!
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Thats great! good for you, you should be swimming in them at this rate lol.
     
  11. MartyA

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    Lol old post, its a late congrats but ty anyways ;) ;

    Christian,

    They seem to be quite unique in the time they are taking for me. I do keep my frog room quite cool in the winter so that may have played an effect. But its been 4 months now and no sign of back legs yet. The tads also have only really started to eat properly about 1.5 months ago. The eggs actually took almost 1 month to hatch, they fully developed in about 16 days and then sat there in their sacks for 2-3 weeks, its been quite an interesting experience. I did let the parents try and raise a few, but have only been able to keep track of one tad (hes in a removable film canister), his development is about the same as the ones ive pulled. I did decided to pull another clutch maybe 10 days ago. I have decided to only pull a clutch every few months so im not swimming in froglets, this way if they are 3-4 months in development apart ill have time to sell my first batch and reuse their rearing container.

    Im in the middle of exams right now, and then I have my professor coming over to see my collection (which means everything will have to be tidy) so I may not be on here much. He is also interested in setting up some tanks on campus and getting me to do lab presentations on my frogs so this is a big step for me.

    Because I always like looking at photos heres one of my newer clutch; my big female really packs the eggs in there. This is the biggest clutch I have had from them yet 9 developing tads total.

    PS: sorry if the pics blurry, I cant see properly right now because I goofed up my eyes at the bar last week.

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    Hey Marty,

    Just give me update with them. Whe I want to have a good developpement with the ventri I take the eggs out of the terrarium. More job, but more result.
     
  13. MartyA

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    Well they have picked up their pace finally.

    This is one of the ones I pulled 130 days ago when they were layed.

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    These tads are monsters they are almost as big as an adult male.
     
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    cooooooool ,great pic too i gotta figure the damn macro out on my cam its about time i geuss ,cheers marty
    craig
     
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    Damn, well after 160ish days I find out that they all have SLS... I guess I should have realized something was wrong when it was taking this long. It was that females first clutch and I have more tads developing more quickly now so hopefully I wont have to repeate this. Its the first time I have ever got SLS and have to euthanize a frog...

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    Sorry to hear that, it's such a shame
     
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    Sorry for you,

    This is a really bad thing, what they are eating?

    I give micropowder, mousquitos larva, and blood worm to all my tads. The two first one are the main source and the blood worm I give to my big tads and really rarely to vents tads...
     
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    ouch sorry to hear it
    craig
     
  19. MartyA

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    Thanks for the support everyone.

    Christian,

    They are eating a rotation of tadbites and cyclopeeze granules (what I use for all my tads) and are surrounded by algae. I also offered for the first time some paprika to try and add some color to them. Im honestly chalking this upto that females inexperience. I do have some more tads cooking right now and if they all get SLS ill know its something im doing thats wrong.
     
  20. Ron Jung

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    What type of water are you using? If you use R.O. water try running it through some dolamite as that will add Calcium and Magnesium to the water and is good for the tads. It might help??? It certainly can't hurt.

    Best.
    Ron Jung at RAINFOREST DESIGNS UNLTD.
     

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