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New Frog Introduction
#1
Let's talk new frog/s introduction.

What is the best way to bring a new frog or frogs into your frog collection that might be going into a fresh tank that has been up and running for a few months but has had no frogs in it?

Do you quarantine in a separate enclosure for a set amount of time?  If so how long?  Do you treat them for anything if they are NOT wild caught?

If you use a quarantine tank how is it set up?  Bare bones with sphagnum moss and cuttings or ABG with leaves and cuttings?  OR just a paper towel lining?

Or do you introduce them straight away into the viv as long as they are healthy?  Is this less stress on them?
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#2
You hit on all the possible scenarios, I think.

You can bet most people just toss em in. I sometimes do if they are long term animals from other trusted breeders ect.

If it's wild caught stuff, like from Strickly Reptiles or god forbid, underground reptiles, yeah then I'd advise Q-Tine.
http://www.dartden.com/Thread-quarantine...frog-hobby

We don't have a good Q-tine enclosure sticky here - I'll get that up at some point. Yes, you want to minimize stress as STRESS is a primary killer here. Stress will magnify all the other issues. You want the enclosure to be sparse but have hides and foliage like pothos. Need to have plants to keep up the humidity. Paper towel liner is only for if/when you want to collect fecals.

I use a variation of a critter keeper for my Q-tine as well as grow-outs. They are called 'Clearvue' I think and they only make medium size now instead of the nice 10 gallon size large. Made in China no doubt.

They have ventilation on the lids and that's important. The plastic shoebox or sweater box from Lowes or homedepot is ok, I guess, but I'd rather have some better ventilation.

Here's a pic of three 'Temporary' enclosures - also numbered because I'm sure a OCD pedantic nerd apparently. They have leca drainage and some ABG and live oak leaf litter and then some large leafed hardy plants for hides and moisture retention. Simple and easy to take down and clean and sterilize.

   
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#3
Yeah I use some 2 gallon aquariums I picked up some place along the way for grow outs and quarantine tanks. I have just been using glass lids on them and haven't had any problems since I open them daily anyway! I am a nosy owner what can I say!

And there is no way I would introduce wild caught frogs without a quarantine. I haven't ever had that problem though since everything I have ever had has been domestically sourced.

But just tossing them in is like you say what most people do. I know I have done it that way unless I know there is an issue like a skinny frog in a group. They go into a separate encliseure so I can fatten them up.
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Why does our imager turn my long pics sideways?

One more thing for the punch list...sigh
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(04-18-2020, 05:26 PM)Philsuma Wrote: Why does our imager turn my long pics sideways?

One more thing for the punch list...sigh

I thought that was just my phone.  If you take in landscape it seemed to come out alright.  Upright gave me fits. That is why U had 4 and 5 edits of posts with pictures before!
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Check your phone, it is possibly sideways before you upload it.  I can put in any size:
   

   

   
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(04-19-2020, 03:04 AM)pet_tree_gnat Wrote: Check your phone, it is possibly sideways before you upload it.  I can put in any size:

   

   

   
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(04-19-2020, 03:06 AM)pet_tree_gnat Wrote:
(04-19-2020, 03:04 AM)pet_tree_gnat Wrote: Check your phone, it is possibly sideways before you upload it.  I can put in any size:




nevermind It is doing it for that one
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