First Morning Home Ranitomeya vanzolinii

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  1. bbjoeys

    bbjoeys Contributing Member

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    Thanks Eric, I will get more canisters. They are at ground level and I hope the vanzos will still use them.
    Nepenthes ampularia is a safe nep from what I have read because of the short and squat pitchers that are very open. I just read that Mycrohyla nepenthicola is a frog fom Borneo that lives and breeds in ampullarias pitchers! There is only one larger pitcher and I will keep a close eye on it.
    And I thought three little ones is a lot to look after!
     
  2. erikm

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    Get some more film cans and cut a small hole in the side, stick a suction cup into the hole and suction cup them all around the tank. I don't have experience with vanzos, but my imitators definitely prefer to use the film cans that are highest up first.

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    Thanks! Where do you get your suction cups?
     
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    Canadian Tire has small suction comes that come in packs of 6. I can't really say if they last very long yet, but none of them have failed for months now.

    I'm sure Home Depot would have something similar as well.
     
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    You can also raise the tadpoles outside of the viv.
    You don't need to have your whole viv filled with film canisters for every tad from every clutch.
     
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    Good point ;)

    You'll still want to have enough deposition spots though, no?
     
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    Thanks Phil. I have been reading all morning and debating whether or not to pull them. I will probably pull some and leave some.
     
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    Sure.. leave enough sites that the parents/female can handle.

    I personally would leave a few and pull the rest.
     
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    Ah, you are talking about pulling them before they're transported. Gotcha!
     
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    Yes, pull the fertilized eggs if you can, or removing tads after they have been deposited.
     
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    Here is a pic. A few might not be fertilized. I need a pipette! It has been a long time since I used one of those!
     

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    Looks like you may have a couple clutches there, a few days apart it seems. Either way, that is a lot of eggs!!! :D
     
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    Yes at least two and I think the 3rd clutch would be the 4 new eggs together. I found it hard to leave some in because of how they were all together.
     
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    You can remove all of the eggs now. You don't have to wait to make sure the male has fertilized them. He's already done his business.
     
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    Yes I removed them all but initially had wanted to leave some to let the parents raise them. Next time!
     
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    Oh I thought you were waiting for the male to fertilize the newest eggs, sorry.

    Yeah the parental behaviour of facultative egg feeders really fascinates me.
     
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    Update: 16 good embryos and 2 bad. Wriggly little fellas!

    It is so funny that attaching a small pic is called a thumbnail!
     

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    Wow. Great stuff
     
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    Thanks Carlos! I added a close-up of a baby.
     
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    I hope you get some from those Iquitos soon.
     

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