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How long do you hold froglets before selling/trading?
#1
I've seen mixed time frames on the other board. I know my azureus were purchased when they were 4 weeks old. The leucs didn't have an OOW dates, and the Imi's were around 4 weeks old as well. My mints were 2 months OOW.
I don't have a lot of room in my home for grow out bins. I do however want to make sure that I'm not passing off any froglets that dont thrive to someone else.
Is 4 weeks a good general time frame?
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#2
Depends on size , species and circumstances, not age. But four weeks seems a bit young.
I won't ship any obligates until they are at least 1/3-1/2 fully grown. But I'll give them away, sell, trade/whatever at a younger age and size. But only after their bodies lose the froglet 'look'.
Terribilis are very skittish as young and don't always ship great when adults. The optimum time to ship is about half grown. But again, handing them off for a short car ride is fine at much younger or older ages.
I think most people as a very general rule don't let them go until at least a couple months.

Rich
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#3
I will keep that in mind. I'm hoping that I do not need to attempt shipping. I'm not sure how many froglets I can keep in a grow out bin either. Right now they are very well spaced out, so I don’t have any other tads near metamorphosis.
I would like to get some 10 gallon glass aquariums setup in the basement just for grow out tanks, but that’s taking a lot of time convincing my husband.
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i myself am holding onto my juveniles until a minimum of 3 to four months. that way they will be well established and observed for a while and i'll definitely know they will be hardy, well established and eating machines. anyone i twould rade or sell to deserves healthy, well fed individuals. young frogs are delicate. but as mentioned here i guess it would depend.
for thumbnails i'd wait even longer but all this is just what i feel comfortable with. a local trade might be different if shipping weren't involved and knowing the person can get them home safely in correct temps. you'll probably get a lot of different opinions on the subject. ask some of the guys that have been doing it many years, i'm sure they'll give good advice.

tom
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#5
I breed Leucs, Tincs and Auratus. I wait until they're 3 months old before I will let them go. I see a change in their boldness between 2 and 3 months. IMO they are much stronger at 3 months.
Glenn
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dreamcatcer98 Wrote:I will keep that in mind. I'm hoping that I do not need to attempt shipping. I'm not sure how many froglets I can keep in a grow out bin either. Right now they are very well spaced out, so I don’t have any other tads near metamorphosis.

I would like to get some 10 gallon glass aquariums setup in the basement just for grow out tanks, but that’s taking a lot of time convincing my husband.


if you have the space keeping them individually, it will help you monitor how each froglet is eating. when multiples are housed together there will be those who eat more and those that may not get enough.

i have the room to allow me 1 froglet per container and there is not any competition for the food and i can see exactly how much hes eating.

i have 2 types of containers i use. when my froglet is first ready to move from morphing bin to froglet home and is a tiny fragile individual i use containers that measure around 10 inch diameter. big enough but not so big he doesn't see the food. there is moist long fiber sphagnum in bottom and a plant cutting as well as a little leaf litter. the froglet is comfortable feels secure has plenty of room. once he starts getting larger i move him to a 190 ounce container available from various vendors. i leave him in that until he outgrows it. i found doing it this way works great for me.

tom
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