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Brian317's Frog Room
#1
Hey All!!

I've been over on other forums for a few years and thought I'd join here as well. A little about my background first...My name is Brian Burris and I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana. I've been in the hobby since 2010 getting my first frogs at a local show and have been hooked ever since. I had a teacher in 1st, 4th and 5th grade (yes, same teacher all 3 years) who was very passionate about animals and actually had a small pond(with turtles and fish) in the classroom, along with multiple tanks with salamanders, frogs, lizards...you name it! From then on, I was hooked on all things animals and got a leopard gecko and bearded dragon a few years after (which are still in my collection today) . The passion died off a little during high school and college, but soon after buying my first house, I really wanted to start keeping dart frogs as they were amazing, bright, beautiful animals. I am currently keeping and breeding numerous species such as fine spot leucomeles, copperhead fants, varaderos, green sirensis, old line variabilis, and bakhuis. My collection is still expanding, but I focus on the species that I really enjoy. The local frog scene is ever growing in Indiana (IDS) and have met numerous, fantastic new people through our passion of amphibians. I have a beautiful wife, a cocker spaniel/golden retriever dog who loves to "frog watch", a room full of dart frogs, and cold beer in the fridge. What else can a guy ask for?!

About my Frog room...it is upstairs and just moved into our new house over a month ago. I think the dimentions of the room are 11x16. I also have a 8000btu window ac that runs all day in the room and keep the room around 72. I'll post up some Frog Room pics and some of the frogs I'm keeping:

Frog Room:
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Frogs:

Variabilis
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Fine Spot Leucs
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Varadero
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Bakhuis
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Green Sirensis
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Fantastica
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One of my lizards (Leo the Leopard Gecko / He is around 15 years old)
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Thanks for looking!!! Big Grin
-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#2
Welcome to Dart Den Brian ! Glad to see you over here. what a cool frog / hobby room you have there and I see Chris Miller's Thumbnail poster peeking out too. Great pics as well.

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#3
Awesome room and collection! Glad to have you over on DartDen. Welcome!
Jim from Austin --- Lorenzo keepers PM me about a US breeding program
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#4
Philsuma Wrote:Welcome to Dart Den Brian ! Glad to see you over here. what a cool frog / hobby room you have there and I see Chris Miller's Thumbnail poster peeking out too. Great pics as well.

~P

Thanks alot!

Good eye! I really need to find a better spot for it, but for now, it will due above the vivariums.


joneill809 Wrote:Awesome room and collection! Glad to have you over on DartDen. Welcome!


Thanks! Smile
-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#5
Very cool, Brian! I could see myself sitting in that chair. Haha

Love the fine spot Leucs!
Glenn
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#6
Brian317 Wrote:... I have a beautiful wife, a cocker spaniel/golden retriever dog who loves to "frog watch", a room full of dart frogs, and cold beer in the fridge. What else can a guy ask for?!

...i guess all thats left for a guy to ask, is for the wife to grab him a beer since you and the dog are busy enjoying the frogs! Wink

But seriously, thanks for sharing the pics. Makes me miss my last place where I had hardwood floors and a chair on wheels...ultimate combo for a frog room!
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#7
You have good taste! Its kinda hard to see by my picture but our frog rooms have the same color walls. Big Grin
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#8
Welcome to the Den Brian. Great looking setups you have there. The wood floors and the green walls go great together!
Dustin Y.
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#9
Hey Brian!
Congrats on the new house and the frog room. I see plenty of space for new vivs. Big Grin
Your frogs and vivs look great!
Glad the SS Leucs are doing well and breeding.
-Beth
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#10
Hey Brian!! Good to see you here buddy!!
Everyone type slowly, Brian is a ginger Smile



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Jon
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#11
frogfreak Wrote:Very cool, Brian! I could see myself sitting in that chair. Haha

Love the fine spot Leucs!

Thanks! I spend alot of time doing just that Smile

randommind Wrote:...i guess all thats left for a guy to ask, is for the wife to grab him a beer since you and the dog are busy enjoying the frogs! Wink

But seriously, thanks for sharing the pics. Makes me miss my last place where I had hardwood floors and a chair on wheels...ultimate combo for a frog room!

Haha...beer is up with me though, so I can just roll over to the mini fridge Wink

Glad I could share them with you all. Hardwood floors are awesome! I had carpet before and this is SO much easier to clean...and just looks better.

frogs are cool Wrote:You have good taste! Its kinda hard to see by my picture but our frog rooms have the same color walls. Big Grin

Great minds think alike 'eh? haha! I love the color and it goes perfect with the floors.
-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#12
IEatBugs Wrote:Welcome to the Den Brian. Great looking setups you have there. The wood floors and the green walls go great together!

Thanks alot! Yeah, I love how the room turned out...need a few more vivariums though! (in the process!!)

BcsTx Wrote:Hey Brian!
Congrats on the new house and the frog room. I see plenty of space for new vivs. Big Grin
Your frogs and vivs look great!
Glad the SS Leucs are doing well and breeding.

Hey Beth!!! There is always more room for vivs!! Thank you.

The leucs are doing great and i typically get clutches every couple weeks or so. They are picky breeders, but are beautiful frogs!

Rusty_Shackleford Wrote:Hey Brian!! Good to see you here buddy!!
Everyone type slowly, Brian is a ginger Smile



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Yo Jon!! Thanks!!
I'm a ginger, not blind!!! I'd come down to Florida and teach you a lesson for calling me a ginger, but I may spontaneously combust due to all that sun down there :wink: Haha!
-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#13
Bad cell phone photos, but photos none the less Smile

Got my first fantastica OOTW today and thrilled about it. The colors are awesome on this little guy!!
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Also a photo of some Varadero froglets getting all snuggled up on a leaf at night.
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-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#14
Congrats! Great looking frogs, Brian.
Glenn
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#15
This needs a few more photos Wink Here are some shots I took today!

Varadero:
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Fantastica:
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Fine spot Leuc:
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-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#16
Nice setup you have Brian! Some beautiful frogs as well! Congrats on everything!

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#17
New additions from Understory today! Retics!!! Got a probable pair. Pretty excited to finally have these guys...as I've wanted them for a long time. They will be in QT for a while, but will be going in a 18x18x18 exo.

Prob Female:
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Prob Male:
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Also noticed a brom in bloom. Thought I'd snag a photo!
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-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#18
Congrats! They are awesome!

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#19
Sorry it has been so long since my last update to this thread. Alot has been going on this past month, both good and bad...but here are some recent shots of my frogs!

Retics recently were put into their perm vivarium (finally!) and they have been quite bold. Hopefully it stays like that Smile They went into a 18 cube exoterra.

Retics: (Female is first, male is second)
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Varadero:
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Leucomela Fine Spot
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Fantastica:
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Variabilis:
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Bakhuis:
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Green Sirensis:
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-Brian
Fine Spot Leucs, Bakhuis, Variabilis, Varadero, Fantastica, Green Sirensis
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#20
Nice pics ! Very good quality.
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