Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

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New_b0401
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Location: Geneseo, Illinois

Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

Postby New_b0401 » Sun May 17, 2015 1:59 am

Hello everyone! First of all I can't wait to get to know all of you and see your different darts and viv and hear everyone's experiences! It's so amazing how a hobby can bring people together :) I do not currently have any darts or vivs set up yet. I want to make sure I am well educated and up to the task of keeping these beautiful creatures before I dive in. I have kept fish for several years and live aquatic plants. I have even done some breeding for local fish stores and other private sales. I also have experience in keeping other reptiles such as snakes and bearded dragons. I like the idea of darts because of their amazing colors and activeness during day hours. I also LOVE having natural environment habitats with live plants! I also like that I don't have to have a very large tank to keep them, and by large I mean 55 gal+. Although I am only starting out with a 20 gallon high that I have laying around. I have done a lot of research and would love to have a pair of D. tinctorius 'Cobalt' in this viv. I thank everyone in advance for all their help and encouragement and can't wait to get going on this project. Although it will probably be slow moving as I am expecting a little girl who is due at the end of June, so this project will come along as money and time are aviliable. I also want to get the viv established and give the plants some time to grow and fill in before adding any frogs along with the cultures of Isopods and springtails that I plan on letting culture in my viv.

DianeCarter
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Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:06 pm
Location: Galena, Illinois

Re: Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

Postby DianeCarter » Sun May 17, 2015 5:40 am

Welcome to the group! You've come to the right place. If you put the area where you live in, you might meet some other froggers near you. Sounds like you are doing things right, learning before you dive in. Also good to get your viv done, and let the plants and the feeders "fill in" before you get frogs. I would suggest you also practice and become proficient in fruit fly cultures--it can take a while before you get the hang of that.
Post pictures as you go, everyone loves pictures. And congrats on your new addition! Is she your first?
Pumilio bastimentos, R. benedictas, P. Terribilis orange, R. Imitator Cainarachi Valley, D. Leucomelas, D. Auratus, D. Azureus, P. vittatus, D. cobalts, D.Oyapok, Bombina Orientalis

New_b0401
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Joined: Sun May 17, 2015 1:46 am
Location: Geneseo, Illinois

Re: Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

Postby New_b0401 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:14 am

Thanks! I am located around the quad cities in Illinois. I was planning on practicing with fruit fly cultures before the frogs came probably while the plants are filling in to give me a little over a month to practice :) This is my first little one deffinitly excited! I started a thread in the build section with some questions and pictures if anyone would like to follow along!

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Re: Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

Postby joneill809 » Sun May 17, 2015 12:45 pm

Welcome to Dart Den!
Jim from Austin please contact me if you are willing to trade offspring from:
lorenzo - schwinn line|NAIB true sips|fantastica nominant
http://www.oneillscrossing.com/dart-frogs/

DianeCarter
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Location: Galena, Illinois

Re: Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

Postby DianeCarter » Mon May 18, 2015 5:59 am

You are only about 2 hours from me! That's the closest I've ever had a fellow frogger, very exciting! I've attached (or tried to) a photo of my cobalt froglets, morphed out in January/February. They are one of my favorite frogs, very beautiful and bold--I recommend them if you are interested.


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Pumilio bastimentos, R. benedictas, P. Terribilis orange, R. Imitator Cainarachi Valley, D. Leucomelas, D. Auratus, D. Azureus, P. vittatus, D. cobalts, D.Oyapok, Bombina Orientalis

New_b0401
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Joined: Sun May 17, 2015 1:46 am
Location: Geneseo, Illinois

Re: Hello Excited and Eager to Learn!

Postby New_b0401 » Mon May 18, 2015 10:29 am

Wow! Beautiful cobalts and so cute ;) 2 hours isn't bad at all! Glad to hear I have someone relatively close by :)


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