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This is a discussion on Vivarium frogs within the Fish and Amphibians forums, part of the Water Gardening category; So i'm slowly piecing together my vivarium, and im considering putting a froggie or two ...
So i'm slowly piecing together my vivarium, and im considering putting a froggie or two in there. I've considered a few poison dart frogs, and treefrogs. I want something that doesnt have too loud a chirp, yet has nice brilliant colors, and is rather hardy (will do well in the conditions i provide for the 'chids - high humidity, 10-12 hours a day of light, and a lot of watering). anyone have any suggestions on which species might meet these criteria?
Dendrobates auratus, or D. azureus. They have pleasent chirps and are bigish in size(sompared to other PDF's.) However, if you plan on keeping these you need to make sure you are able to feed them. They eat fruit flies, and you need to learn how to culture these, thats if you don't already have them. Also you must be willing to face the inevitable addiction to yet another hobby. On the plus side, their droppings will be more than enough to feed your orchids.
I really wouldnt suggest any frogs or toads that are tooo big since they might hurt your orchids with their weight.
If you have anyother questions I can help you out. PM me.
Oh God! The last thing you want are Drosophila all over your house! Make sure your frog food is of an easily containable nature!
Then she needs to go for frogs at least the size of firebelly toads. Those will eat crickets, and worms. Little green tree frogs will do well on this diet also. Maybe if you have big strog orchids, and other plants, then redeyed tree frogs might do well.
I made up my mind on something a little lower maintenance. PACMAN FROG!!! i had these little guys as a kid. all they do is eat and *&%^, which has to be cleaned every couple weeks.
Tindo or SUE - maybe you can help...
I started getting components for the construction together today - construction foam, silicone (black and clear), co-co bedding, plexiglass (im doing it upright, with the opening of the tank on the side, so i needed to seal up the bottom to waterseal it for the pond), water pump/filter, gravel, and a few tylandsias (sp?) and bromeliads, and a little fern.
here's the problem - want to set up some small pots like the ones shown on the tutorial sue linked to (http://www.blackjungle.com/gallery/talltank/page1.html) but i can niether find those small plastic pots OR cypress. i traversed up and down montgomery county today looking for cut sections of either cypress or grapevine - NO LUCK!!! anyone know where i should look for this stuff?? im losin hair over this. any help from terrarium gurus or for that matter, ANYONE[!!] would be greatly appreciated. thanks for listening to me rant, guys.
For cypress, try talking to local flooring companies, as they may have some scraps you could buy.
as my guinness guys say... BRILLIANT!!! thanks diane, youre a lifesaver. i'm really loving all the comradery of this place. it helps a lot to have yall's perspectives on things. much thanks!
Montgomery county in Rockville/Germantown, MD, you're in my neck of the woods. We're practically neighbors. I'm in Fairfax.
Oh cool. i lived in arlington for a while too! which genera or types of orchids do you specialize in?