French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

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French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Sherman » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:10 pm

Hello all,
I'm looking to connect with others that are working with these still.
Thanks,

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Sherman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:54 pm

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby pafrogguy » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:45 am

Chris try John O'Neal (Forbiddenfrogs) I know he breeds them.

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby joneill809 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:13 am

So how is your dwarf cobalt project coming along?
Jim from Austin please contact me if you are willing to trade offspring from:
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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:02 am

I knew of at least 2 keepers of Dwarf Cobalts in the Shillington, Philly area circa 2007-2008.

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Sherman » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:27 pm

Well, this seems to be a lifelong endeavor. Things are slow.

I think these require a higher temperatures than I have been giving them. I have put a heat source under the adult's tanks and now have good eggs from two unrelated pairs. Currently, I have two "lines" and my pairs consist of a male and female from each.

I recently split out some of the growouts into "pairs" to see if I can begin to sex them out. I will hopefully be able to offer a proven pair or two in the near future. There are still some froglets in the growouts, a tadpole in the water and a new rush of fertile eggs. So things are looking up.

I am beginning to think that temperature has been slowing down all aspects of this project. Eggs have fertility issues, tadpoles are weak, froglets are small and grow slowly. I am hoping that all of these things can be improved by increasing the temps a bit. We'll see.

Anyone else keep these?? I am always looking for others to trade with. (Wild caught need not apply.)

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby joneill809 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:42 pm

Interesting observation on temperature. What is the optimal temperature range you are targeting? Are you simulating seasonal temperature changes or just increasing a year round temp?

I hope you find additional keepers out there. Looking forward to seeing you offer those pairs.
Jim from Austin please contact me if you are willing to trade offspring from:
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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:50 pm

Chris, your basement frog room is pretty cool - low temp, correct?

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Sherman » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:04 pm

My New England basement runs on the cool side year round. I thought that it would be warmer; I will need to insulate the walls at some point. It is stable, but stable on the cool side.

I think that high seventies to low 80s would be worth doing. They tend to do better in the spring, when the natural temperature increase occurs. I am looking into radiant heaters to install in some tanks. I might warm up one pair and see if it help.

Just think of the thermal gradient you could achieve in a 10 foot long tank. The frogs would tell us where they like to be.

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:18 pm

A basement cool frog room is mainly considered a blessing. There are Florida people who would kill for a nice basement.

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Re: French Guiana Dwarf Cobalts keepers?

Postby goods » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:13 pm

Florida people? If we dug a basement, we'd call it a jacuzzi.
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