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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby joneill809 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:41 pm

New viv. Just transferred the parents 2 months ago maybe? I added the pool to the design to try tank raising. This is the first tad deposited. There were three in about the same time (three weeks ago?) then a fresh set today (another two). Only 2 remaining lol. Maybe this one is just a beast. It's very mobile, swimming around eating anything in its path. There are visible springs hopping around on the surface of the water, flies, some plant material. Guess I can pull it. Kind of humorous that it's munching on tads right next to the purple princess and pink treasure chest :)
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby frogfreak » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:54 pm

lol That explains it. My tanks were well aged before letting them tank raise. There's tons of gunk for them to eat.
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby joneill809 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Well I have two other tads that are holding their own. They seem to always be on the opposite side of the pool as the great white tad - I guess these two have better situational awareness. The pink treasure chest is turning out to be a good visual barrier :) Mega mouth (going for as many shark analogies as I can) seems to be content dragging helpless flies under...I'm waiting for the next evolution of her hunting technique to capture on video :D:
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby DianeCarter » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:24 pm

I'm thinking that you need to keep MegaMouth once she morphs out--she should be your #2 azureus breeder-whether male or female!
Enjoyed the video of her catching a fly--an eating machine, apparently!
What will her next hunting technique be? Hopping OOW onto land, eating a few springs, and diving back in water? Hopping into a can to consume the inhabitants, then back to the water?
Looking forward to your next installment!
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Postby joneill809 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:47 pm

I'm waiting for Little Spot to lose a digit mid transport as he tepidly dips into the pool with MegaMouth ;) There's probably a land shark / snl reference in there somewhere ...

I was thinking the same thing - I have got to keep this frog after it morphs. :lol:
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Postby DianeCarter » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:28 am

Yes Jim, dare I say it............this frog may put Big Spot to shame!! This frog...MegaMouth.......may be the ultimate Azzie! You MUST keep it! It may have the ultimate azureus STARE DOWN! Maybe even better than Little Spot! His/her father's GLARE!!!!!!
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby joneill809 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:34 pm

I have been allowing this pair to manage their own eggs / tads and they have been transporting. I managed to miss pulling the first two tads which morphed out in viv, and one retained its lighter color while OOW which is always fun to see:
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Here is the first froglet that morphed out within the viv:
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Here's another shot of the pool the tads morphed out of. Typically I let the transport happen and the initial grow out (first 4 to 6 weeks) to occur in viv:
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I'll get around to catching them eventually.
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby joneill809 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:39 pm

We're at about three weeks OOW for these two. The white one (Moby?) has not changed much in coloration yet:
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My daughter made me promise to keep this one :)

Here's a clutch mate for comparison:
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I'll keep snapping periodic photos of the white one as it develops.
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby Philsuma » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:23 pm

that 'whiteness' is indeed...odd.

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Postby hun73r » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:09 pm

I like it. Hopefully that little one retains his/her difference.

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Postby joneill809 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:33 am

Yeah, it's funny how endearing the "weird ones" are :lol:. I suspect it will eventually turn blue - I've had a few morph out light, but none have lasted this long yet. I have not morphed out that many though, probably only around 70 +/-, so it will be interesting to see how this turns out. This was the second "in viv" froglet that morphed out for me - I stopped pulling eggs last fall and let the pair self manage. This dramatically dropped the yields with trampled eggs, bad/missed transports, and tad cannibalism. What I did notice was these initial two froglets pictured above were larger then most of my cup raised froglets. Though this white one is an anomaly, it's a pretty robust individual.

Just for kicks I pulled 3 six week old tads from the pond and dropped them in cups to see how they morph out size wise. I guess I should get more scientific about it :)

Overall the azureus froglets from this pair are highly variable in coloration - I have another that came out with very small spots / high blue in the prior clutch, with a clutch mate that has giant spots. The variation is quite interesting.
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby joneill809 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:51 pm

Moby is bluing up a bit in grow out. Here's the picture from above:
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And how she looks today:
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Still whiter than her clutch mates, but you can see the blue tint coming in. Here's a comparison shot from another froglet to see the difference in blue:
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby joneill809 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:05 am

Moby continues to slowly turn blue, but there still is a noticeable difference. Here's an updated set of comparison shots:
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby tazman » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:32 pm

Thanks for the pics I love the color and spot variation of the Azureus. I've been raising them for four years now and can't seem to get interested enough in other frogs to buy any. Although the blue pumilio looks great, also Koetari River and new river, seems there is a color pattern here!
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Postby joneill809 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:21 am

Since I'm on a roll tonight how about shots of some blue frogs too? These guys just keep chugging along. They've got some spunk - staring right back at you when you peek in their viv. I have no idea why they like this dinky little brom so much, but they do all their depositing there, on the uppermost ledge in their viv:
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And a few individual shots:
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Re: Dendrobates azureus courting and Egg Developement - Pics

Postby Philsuma » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:48 pm

another excellent thread with Turface usage!

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Postby joneill809 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:00 pm

I've replaced all my substrates with Turface and some ABG. It's great for mounding and creating interesting hardscaping. I use it to fill cork rounds and planters too in many of my ledges.
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