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Poison Dart Frog Setup!!!

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by bullylover4ever, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. bullylover4ever

    bullylover4ever Big Dog

    scientist are not even sure exactly what it is that makes the skin so poisonous in the wild, but in capitvity they will eat fruit flies dusted with calcium and other vitamin suppliments, even paprika! They will also eat some wax worms, springtails and pin head crickets if you have them, but can survive on just the flies...
    lukily the flies reproduce fast and the strain im getting are wingless so they wont be investing the house ! :D but the way i understand it is that if you plan out the feeding and culturing of the flies correctly then you really dont need to buy anymore :D
     
  2. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    The poison comes from a diet consisting mainly of a few specific species of ant. Instead of their livers filtering out the toxins like most animals do, they retain and secrete it through the skin at concentrated levels.
     
  3. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    the setup looks great! and sorry I forgot to tell you that you need to let the tank cure for about a week before planting it. :( My bad.


    Where are you ordering the frog from and when will you have it? Im jealous of course!
     
  4. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    hahahaha...I'm so jealous I swear I'm turning green with envy!!!! :D
     
  5. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    I am jealous also. It is going to take me awhile to save my money. :(
     
  6. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    If you lick them will you get a buzz? :D
     
  7. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    I miss my PDF's and someday I want a large multi-species set up. Ahhhh a grrl can dream!
     
  8. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Only you would say this...:D

    So, ahhhh..will ya?...HAHA
     
  9. bullylover4ever

    bullylover4ever Big Dog

    ot even a buzz... what kind of crap is that!? but pnwpbr the frog have been ordered and im hopping (hehehe) that they'll be here by friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    haha I was gonna ask the same thing NC. what a hoot
     
  11. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Lucky you! I cannot wait for pictures. I am so green with envy right now. I finally got my boyfriend to say yes to PDFs!!!
     
  12. Phantom

    Phantom Little Dog

    :lick:........................:thud:
     
  13. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Cool! Frogs rock. We used to have a three legged frog. Mrs. Green. My son LOVES frogs!
     
  14. bullylover4ever

    bullylover4ever Big Dog

    ok I got the call they will be here tomorrow by 10:30 am!!!!!!
     
  15. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    You better take pictures. How exciting!!
     
  16. SouthernThistle

    SouthernThistle Good Dog

    I know this is an old thread, but we have a PDF set up as well. I will have to get some pictures of the vivarium. We have four frogs in a 30 gallon set-up:

    2 x D. Auratus
    2 x D. Tinctorius

    I set it up with the standard setup - grating, substrate, plantation soil, plants, rocks, and a small "pond" and waterfall (for moisture/humidity) that cascades down two ghostwood pieces. Of course, I made the pond fairly shallow and have gently sloping sides in case one of the frogs should fall in :)

    To answer the other poster's questions regarding, "what do they eat in the wild that makes them poisonous?" No one knows.

    "What will you feed them?" My frogs eat fruit flies with occassional pinhead crickets.
     
  17. SOURDEISEL

    SOURDEISEL Little Dog

    Last year i picked up 3 PDF's,My plants died too.but that was because of poor lighting.well at the reptile expo i got the PDF's they had non-flying fruitflies and my PDF's love them.When i first got them i didnt realize how small they were,they were like the size of my thumb nail!I recently gave them to my little brother because the expo is back and i want some Fantasy Frogs!yeah...!
     

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