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by ZenMonkey
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge / Off Topic
Topic: Looking for help, especially from my Irish friends!
Replies: 0
Views: 24723

Looking for help, especially from my Irish friends!

Hi everyone! I have a gofundme set up and I'm hoping that my fellow froggers might be willing to help. TL;DR version: Disability killed my career in academia in 2008, as well as my ability to do much of anything at all, i.e. I'm mostly housebound. (Which is a major boon for the frogs, of course!) I'...
by ZenMonkey
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?

Thanks Jim! Yeah, the frogs just love it. As it's been growing in they've been using the plants more and more as a, well, literal jungle gym I guess! Lots of jumping from plant to plant, like they used to do in their previous but broken vivarium. They've even been using the ghostwood more as well as...
by ZenMonkey
Sun May 31, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?

Just thought I'd post some pictures of the tank grown in. I've been planning to landscape it a little more, but honestly I like the wild look of it, and in the past few months the frogs have really started using the plants to sit and climb on. At some point I'll probably pin more of that peperomia (...
by ZenMonkey
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1425972778.466374.jpg Nice view of the limbs -- look good so far! Glad my new supplements are coming tomorrow. Do you recommend dusting flies for the froglet with more calcium than the adults get? I don't think it's big enough for melanos yet, but I have a few in there just t...
by ZenMonkey
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

Thanks Phil, for some reason I was thinking he had to come out on his own. I did as I said above and evened out the springtail-infested sphagnum substrate. He's hiding under a leaf right now. :D
by ZenMonkey
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

He's actually in the tub where he's been morphing out and where I will watch him for a little while before setting up a real grow-out. There's some water and it's tilted. Should I remove the water and scoot him over to the sphagnum then?
by ZenMonkey
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

Well, it hasn't made its way to land yet, but I'm calling "froglet" now. :D

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by ZenMonkey
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

This is the most I've seen it out of the water! (Its face is refracted a little oddly here.) Hoping it's considering a move pretty soon. Sorry the quality isn't great; I had to take it through the plastic. If it comes out of the water still with some tail, will it wait to eat until the whole thing's...
by ZenMonkey
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

Thanks, Diane! It's getting close. I didn't quite understand why it wasn't as active as usual, and then I watched it swim. Or rather try to. It's more of a frantic flailing of limbs now, probably compounded by the loss of all but an inch or so of tail. I feel kinda bad watching it forget how to swim...
by ZenMonkey
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

Here's the big guy in its morph-out container. I put it in on the same day I had to euthanize my tiny 15-year-old kitty. Weird juxtaposition.

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by ZenMonkey
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: First soon-to-be froglet

Thanks for the input, gentlemen. The tadpole does actually seem more symmetrical today with the right bump even bigger, so from what I can tell (which isn't much) the left arm is growing, just slower than the right. And thank you for the warning about the one-armed tad! I vaguely remembered reading ...
by ZenMonkey
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Breeding - Eggs, Tadpoles, Froglets
Topic: First soon-to-be froglet
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

First soon-to-be froglet

tadpole.jpg This is the first of my auratus tadpoles I'm raising instead of giving away to good homes. Today was the first day I noticed the coloration, which will be turquoise & dark bronze. It hasn't been eating much, but I understand that's usual if it's absorbing the tail, which it is. That...
by ZenMonkey
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?

Well, I've been treating the viv for spider mites with a "tea" made from spices that a frogger & plant expert friend recommended, and I think I'm finally on top of it, though I can't say whether they're all gone. No dead plants, just leaves. I really want to get the frogs in there beca...
by ZenMonkey
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: U.S Regional Groups, People, Shows, Gatherings and Events
Topic: When and where is Frogday 2015?
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: When and where is Frogday 2015?

Ah, drat. I can drive to AZ from here! I'm not flying to NY though. :(
by ZenMonkey
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Feeder Insects, Nutrition - How to feed your Frogs
Topic: Microfauna needs to Breathe !
Replies: 12
Views: 3169

Re: Microfauna needs to Breathe !

I put mite paper under all insect cultures. I would hope ants would avoid mite paper, or die on it. You have NO IDEA. These things are so plentiful and persistent even a moat wouldn't hold them off entirely. They came in through the bathroom yards and yards down the hall and paraded all the way dow...
by ZenMonkey
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?

It was suggested I add some ghostwood to fill the upper space, so this is how it looks now. NEHERP rocks! They sent great pieces with beautiful coloration when they're wet. I think the frogs will love it as a replacement for the tall but horribly invasive plants they jump around on now. http://tapat...
by ZenMonkey
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?

Thanks both of you! Beth, it's a little hard to see in the photos, but the two big broms aren't actually taking up any floor space. One is attached to the little cork "tree trunk", and the other to the cork tube. Does that change your opinion regarding the floor space? I'm sure you're righ...
by ZenMonkey
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Vivarium, Frog Room and Plant Photographs
Topic: Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Is my new viv almost ready for my frogs?

Here is the first viv I've designed and built. It's an 18x18x24 ExoTerra with a glass top, for an established auratus trio I'm moving out of a viv not really built for dart frogs. I've been letting it grow in and also futzing with the plants for a while. The photos are too big so I just put them in ...
by ZenMonkey
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Plants - Bromeliads, Aroids, Moss, Soil, Pests
Topic: Help! How to Co2 bomb using dry ice for Ants
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Help! How to Co2 bomb using dry ice for Ants

The plants love it, actually, as long as they don't get too cold. I've read that some people do a gentler version from time to time just to "pick up" the plants a little. The dry ice technique gives you a nice "Land of the Lost" feel in the viv. ;-) Theoretically it should have k...
by ZenMonkey
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Comments
Topic: Hobby Longevity - How long is a long time ?
Replies: 44
Views: 8736

Re: Hobby Longevity - How long is a long time ?

There's a very good reason why I've started slow and it'll be at least a year and a half since I got started that I'll be getting my second species: I don't want to burn out. I imagine myself in the hobby for quite a while (it was a year in August) because I actually enjoy working for the rewards. B...

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