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Anyone breed dart frogs?

Anyone breed dart frogs?

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No but in the Reptile Magazine they have an article on it. Sounds like fun!

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I've always been afraid of trying to rear the little itsy tadpoles.

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Before I got into shrimp I was breeding Darts. The tads are pretty easy to raise. Probably the only issue I had was making sure I had food on hand at all times. At one point I was raising two different types of fruit flies, Wax worms, some kind of beetles, and getting crickets for them. I even went as far as getting termites for them when I could find them. All in all I had 8 different species in a 6 year time frame. Got all but one to species to breed.

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I don't breed them, I LICK them...

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Everyone has to have a hobby, Tommy.

Zid, that's pretty impressive. I don't know if I'd have the patience for rearing all those bugs though. heh

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:40 AM
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I breed a few different species fo darts
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:53 AM
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Great timing with this thread!

This morning at work, I saw that the dart frog exhibit had some tadpoles. I'm used to seeing amphibian eggs in pools of water, but these were on the leaves of a plant about halfway up the tank. Each tadpole had (what looked like) its' own drop of water to develop in. I don't have a lot of herp knowledge, but it was really cool to see.
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I have a friend who breeds dart frogs and his online store is http://www.brianstropicals.com/. He seems to have pretty fair prices.
You may email him and see if he has anything that might not be listed as well, since he sometimes has not had a chance to update.

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I tried keeping them but they didn't last long. Unfortunately it seemed that I received sick frogs from the start and despite getting several different meds from a herp vet, I couldn't get them to pull through. Disheartened I didn't try again. Sucks to cause I put a lot of work and money in the setup. Here's a shot of their 75 gallon home...


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Nubster that is an amazing setup. Do you still have the tank setup? If so you should try again, it looks like a great home for darts.

No but I know someone that does breed. I forgot the name as it has been a while, but they are the common blue. Starts with an a I believe. I can get them really cheap though, so I want to have them in the future.
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No, tore it down and turned it into a shrimp tank...lol...but now I am tearing that down and no plans for the tank. Might sell it actually. I briefly thought about turning my 40B into a vivarium and maybe give frogs a try again. Not sure though. It can be so costly, especially for the frogs which are often $40 a piece or more.

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AAPE (Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts) had their meeting at a member's house who owns Arizona Dendrobate Ranch - http://www.azdr.com/ . I was able to attend the meeting; he and his wife has a great collection of dart frogs.

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I just got into darts about a year ago. They havent started breeding yet but are well on the way

The bugs arent much of a problem, but then again im only doing fruit flies and springtails. My isopod culture kind of crashed.

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Great timing with this thread!

This morning at work, I saw that the dart frog exhibit had some tadpoles. I'm used to seeing amphibian eggs in pools of water, but these were on the leaves of a plant about halfway up the tank. Each tadpole had (what looked like) its' own drop of water to develop in. I don't have a lot of herp knowledge, but it was really cool to see.
Depending on the species some eggs will be laid on leaves and then the tadpoles moved to water when they hatch. Its pretty neat to watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOrw8mSZd34
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Any dart frogs give live birth?

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