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What size are Imi eggs?
#1
I've been seeing courtship behavior in my imis and realizing that I don't have much clue what I am looking for.
If I remember right from my reading, their eggs will be gray or white.
I know they should be in gel like the pond frogs I'm used to seeing.
I also think I read that these will lay (? is that what we call it?) only 2-3 eggs in a clutch.

I've seen the pics, but since they are mostly close up, or on plants etc that I have no reference to compare size.

It will be their first eggs to my knowledge when they do lay, so do I realize that the first clutches are very likely to be infertile.
Lisa
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R. Imitator 'Cainarachi Valley' 2.3.0
R. Imitator 'Cainarachi Valley' Froglets 8 and counting.
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#3
Thanks Phil, I love that post! I've been through it a couple times in the past also.
Could you tell me how big the squares are on the eggcrate? I have a LECA bottom on the one I build, and eggcrate in one I bought built, so I haven't seen it to know size... I'm guessing 1"sq. but not sure...
And one last question, the first pic with eggcrate is at 8 days, have they grown considerably by then or is that about the size I'm watching for? The frogs are so small, I'm imagining almost microscopic eggs lol.
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#4
Lisa...I couldn't tell ya the size....maybe pencil eraser head...maybe a little smaller....
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#5
So I'm clear, the eggcrate squares are about pencil eraser size? Or you are guesstimating the eggs would be? Sorry, I keep worrying I might mist or clean them off the glass it they laid there... inexperience at it's worst I'm afraid. :oops:
Lisa
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#6
eggs are smaller than eggcrate squares.
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#7
yes, I see that in the photos, I was trying to use the eggcrate as something of known size, so I could estimate the size of the eggs from that photo...But I don't know what size the eggcrate squares are either. Again, sorry. I feel incredibly ignorant right now.
Lisa
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R. Imitator 'Cainarachi Valley' Froglets 8 and counting.
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#8
eggcrate/ diffusor is pretty standard - same size everywhere. You already have some eggcrate in one of your vivs that you can use as a guide.
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#9
ok. Can't see it in my viv, it's fully hidden, I'll ask the one that built it.
Lisa
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#10
Size of squares on eggcrate is 5/8" x 5/8".

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#11
lol Ed, thanks!
Lisa
In central NY

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R. Imitator 'Cainarachi Valley' Froglets 8 and counting.
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#12
Lisa: You do realize I'm never going to forgive you if your frogs have tads before mine! LOL
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#13
Smile is it a race? I will attribute it to you taking such good care of them before I got them. Smile
I'm sure they'll take a while to get it right anyway.
Lisa
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