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Went to the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas last weekend and was pleased to see a brand new Frog exhibit! Some gorgeous paludariums with MASSIVE Anubias! I couldn't get many good pictures due to the dim lighting and my economy-sized Kodak Digital Camera, but some of the Dart Frogs came out pretty good...

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Great Pictures.

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Nice pics Sam! Tree frogs are definitely need little creatures. Gotta love the dart frogs too.
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thanks for posting these. i was rushed when i visited last fall and didn't get to spend much time with the frogs.
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Love the colours of those frogs. I will bet that those bright colours indicate to birds that those frogs are poisonous. I remeber seeing one of those David Attenborough programs about frog colouration.

Excellent, something a bit different.

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great pictures.
everytime i see pics of dart frogs, i am more motivated to set up a habitat and get some!
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Very nice pics, you make me wish i could visit this aquarium.

In the wild, dart frogs level of toxicity ranges from the as-long-as-you-don't-lick-me-you're-fine level to touch-me-with-scratches-on-your-hands-and-you-die. Some species might makes your hands tingle for a while, and of course you do not want to touch any sinus membranes or mouth after handling. I've caught a number of different species though and noticed no effects at all.

Once in captivity, toxicity rapidly dwindles, so there seems to be a wild diet connection. Very interesting.

There's a lot of beautiful frogs out there, but my favourite thing about Dendrobatids is their personality--an unfroglike boldness, hopping about in the open throughout the day, displaying and wrestling and such.
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