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by JimO
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Corrugated Cardboard for Isopods
Replies: 13
Views: 4584

Re: Corrugated Cardboard for Isopods

It's a staple in my iso cultures and i'm always surprised at how quickly they munch the stuff down to nothing.
by JimO
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll - Do you need to see pictures before buying frogs ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6495

Re: Poll - Do you need to see pictures before buying frogs ?

I almost always request photos unless I'm buying a group of juveniles from someone I know well and have dealt with before.
by JimO
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Granuliferus, Black Jean, Blue Jean imports?
Replies: 69
Views: 11453

Re: Granuliferus, Black Jean, Blue Jean imports?

There is so much to this whole issue that leaves me disillusioned. I finally spoke up on the DB thread and pissed off some people, but I'm sick of seeing people expressing righteous indignation about smugglers who get real quiet when their dream frog is put up for sale. I'm also sick of people who k...
by JimO
Thu May 31, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: What's with all the Oophaga sylvatica suddenly?
Replies: 78
Views: 10108

Re: What's with all the Sylvatica suddenly?

First, I didn't mean to imply that anyone is doing anything illegal or unethical. I don't know any details and I don't have a working understanding of the applicable regulations to make a judgment. But, I'll be very honest, one of the Sylvatica morphs currently offered at DB is essentially my dream ...
by JimO
Thu May 31, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: What's with all the Oophaga sylvatica suddenly?
Replies: 78
Views: 10108

Re: What's with all the Sylvatica suddenly?

I might add that the frogs I've seen offerred are sexed adults. I would expect that European imports would include juveniles if they were CB in Europe. Call me naive, but I don't understand why this is suddenly okay. I know a few experienced breeders have had Sylvatica from Europe all along, with th...
by JimO
Thu May 31, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: What's with all the Oophaga sylvatica suddenly?
Replies: 78
Views: 10108

What's with all the Oophaga sylvatica suddenly?

I am aware of at least three Oophaga sylvatica morphs being offered for sale, not including the Paru from UE. It is an amazing coincidence that all these frogs would suddenly be advertised after the first Paru were shipped by UE. Their origin is unclear. Some state that they are European imports and...
by JimO
Thu May 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Some Ranavirus articles & testing
Replies: 94
Views: 15666

Re: Some Ranavirus articles & testing

It seems to me that there is more interest in arguing about the tone of the off-topic posts in this thread than the original subject matter - information and testing of RV. I offered to test and publicly report the results here, but if there is no interest, I'll probably wait a while.
by JimO
Wed May 09, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Some Ranavirus articles & testing
Replies: 94
Views: 15666

Re: Some Ranavirus articles & testing

I would say neither. I plan to test frogs from several vivs that I have had for at least a year and appear healthy. If I get a positive, I'll monitor the infected frogs' health and test again in a couple of months. If there are positives with no unusual illnesses or deaths in my collection (which I ...
by JimO
Wed May 09, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Some Ranavirus articles & testing
Replies: 94
Views: 15666

Re: Some Ranavirus articles & testing

Research on the transmission, life cycle, and severity of RV in dart frogs would make a great thesis project. If done in a laboratory setting, and not a private collection, conditions could be better controlled and there would be no fear of creating a stigma for an individual hobbyist. I agree that ...
by JimO
Wed May 09, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Some Ranavirus articles & testing
Replies: 94
Views: 15666

Re: Some Ranavirus articles & testing

I think the point is that you would terminate a possible vector for the disease (because shit does happen). I'm not sure this would be the case since the frogs themselves are not the only means of spreading the virus and once the frog has contracted RV and recovered, it will no longer shed viruses....
by JimO
Wed May 09, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Some Ranavirus articles & testing
Replies: 94
Views: 15666

Re: Some Ranavirus articles & testing

On one hand, if this virus was deadly to dart frogs, I'm sure we would have heard of mass losses of collections by now. As I stated above, because RV is not routinely tested for, we don't know for certain that it's not in most collections and only causing minor illness, if any. On the other hand, if...
by JimO
Tue May 08, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Hospital - Stress, Injuries, Disease and Treatments
Topic: Some Ranavirus articles & testing
Replies: 94
Views: 15666

Re: Some Ranavirus articles & testing

In very general terms there are two types of viruses with respect to immune response. First, you have viruses like rhinovirus (common cold) or smallpox, where the virus has limited ability to mutate, so once you have gotten it, you are largely immune for the rest of your life. The reason we get so m...
by JimO
Sun May 06, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Oophaga Genus
Topic: Next weeks pumilio shipment!
Replies: 202
Views: 18946

Re: Next weeks pumilio shipment!

How do we know there was a positive test? I know something about viral testing. PCR testing gives best results when taken from infected organ tissue and it also takes a couple of days to complete. A screening test can be done from a swab, but the results aren't as reliable. Also, there would likely ...
by JimO
Fri May 04, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)

Sale fell through so they are still available.
by JimO
Wed May 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)

Sale Pending. Thank you for the interest.
by JimO
Wed May 02, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)

Here are photos of the actual frogs for sale. They were moving around a bit, so I might have a duplication, but this is a good representation

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by JimO
Tue May 01, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Dart Frog Classifieds
Topic: FS - Golden Mantella group (5)
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

FS - Golden Mantella group (5)

Sellers Name and location - Jim Oliveros, St. Augustine, FL References upon request - I have feedback on other boards but none here yet. Species - Mantella aurantiaca Line/Origin - Offspring of 2010 WC imports Age - Approximately 18 months Quantity and sex (if possible) - 0.0.5 (I have not been able...
by JimO
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Oophaga sylvatica "Paru" possibly hitting the shelves
Replies: 74
Views: 11642

Re: Oophaga sylvatica "Paru" possibly hitting the shelves

Obviously, whether you like the way they look or not is just an opinion. Personally I can tell you that so far none of my pictures show their true colors. These guys are crazy looking. And I don't just mean color wise. Their patterns are just so odd, the frogs almost seem fake. I'm a poor 21 year o...
by JimO
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Oophaga sylvatica "Paru" possibly hitting the shelves
Replies: 74
Views: 11642

Re: Oophaga sylvatica "Paru" possibly hitting the shelves

One guy has five. I'm on Understory's wait list, but from the photos I have seen and the husbandry issues brought up by Rich, I'm having second thoughts. They are gorgeous in their own right, but most of the imported specimens that have shown up on photos here and at DB appear to me to be on the dra...
by JimO
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: U.S Regional Groups, People, Shows, Gatherings and Events
Topic: Florida/SE Meet -Saturday March 31
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: Florida/SE Meet -Saturday March 31

I can give my perspective. First, I'd like to say that until I met Mark's wife (who has to actually live with him and the associated odor), my wife was the only living saint that I knew (because she actually lives with me and my odors). Anyway, he has a beautiful place and nice vivs. And, there are ...

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