Yumbatos WooHOO!!

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  1. afterdark

    afterdark Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, that didn't take long! I was extremely excited to find my female Yumbatos transporting this morning. I even managed to get some good transport shots. Needless to say, I'm officially hooked on thumbs!

    Here are the pics!

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    Awesome find Mike. Congrats, always nice to get that tad transport photo out of the way. best of luck. Keep us posted.
     
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    excellent Mike, but wouldn't that be the male?
     
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    Thanks Paul! I'm hoping to keep an eye on her to see where she drops it off.

    I thought the males did the transporting as well - but this is definitely the female in the tank.

    I have seen them courting and this frog appeared gravid until about a week and a half ago.

    This is calling male in the tank - he's chirping away behind me right now!
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    You can see some comparison photos and sexing discussion in my other thread on these frogs:
    viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6862
     
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    that is very interesting. with my imitators, it was always the male that did the transporting, who would then call to the female (different call than the mating call) on the leaf where he had deposited the tadpole in a brom axil, to come and feed the tadpole.
     
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    Well that didn't take very long! Awesome man, congrats! Very interesting about the female transporting the tad too! With my tarapotos, the male always does most of the grunt work (transporting, calling the female for feeding etc). Never seen the female carrying tads! Wondering if this is an isolated phenomenon or if this is something that distinguishes this particular local group of imitators from others?
     
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    Thanks Ross!

    I wanted to clarify the female transport confusion, so I went right to the source. Please see the reply I got this morning from Mark:
     
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    very nice mine have only been calling occasionally no eggs yet. lucky!
     

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