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wickerstone
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# Posted: 27 Apr 2012 02:05


Since Sunday I came down with a killer cold and stayed in bed for three days. During that time I left my frog room alone, no lights, no nothing, and when I surfaced Wednesday afternoon, I went in to check on everything. Low and behold, I noticed my Theloderma asperums had lay eggs four of them. I scooped them out and have them in seperate cups. I noticed right away that one of the eggs looked white and as it turned out it wasn't fertile, but the other three have morphed. They are not outside of their eggs yet, but I'm sure that will be soon.

This is my first clutch ever with any of my frogs, so any help, tips, advice is greatly welcomed, to get these little guys to a healthy life. Thanks so much for the help.


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 27 Apr 2012 03:08


Congrats Mr.Wick!

macspoison
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# Posted: 27 Apr 2012 04:27


Awesome.
Can't wait to see them Wick! These are the first steps of many!!

I'll be at my house mid Sunday, you should call off work and bring your extra plants up on Monday! I have to make all new dart totes. I'm stoked..
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Eric Walker
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# Posted: 27 Apr 2012 21:28 · Edited by: Eric Walker


I never remove my asperum eggs from the tank unless they fall in the water. I let them develope in place and drop into the water. how are you storing them?
Id use some water from the adults viv when they hatch at first. That's why i leave them in viv then raise them in there for awhile. They grow much faster earlier this way. tubifex worms seem to work the best for me for food. A small portion as to not foul the water. also I use to use strictly ro water for water changes and never had a problem with it. In fact I use to have about 95% success rate with tads and ro water .

wickerstone
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# Posted: 28 Apr 2012 00:33


I never remove my asperum eggs from the tank unless they fall in the water

I was worried that the four other tank mates would over run them, since this was not planned and they were not a breeder tank.

how are you storing them?
I have them each in their own cup, but I am thinking about putting them all in a small ten gallon tank, since, if I am thinking straight, the more water they are in, the more cleaner the water will remain. Kind of like keeping fish, the bigger the tank, the better the water quality. Is this right?

tubifex worms seem to work the best for me for food. A small portion as to not foul the water.

When do you start feeding the tads?

also I use to use strictly ro water for water changes and never had a problem with it.
I was going to use spring water, but I found a R O machine at the grocery store that I am going to use from now on.

Thanks Eric. I need all the help I can get. So any more hints or tips will help.


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wickerstone
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# Posted: 28 Apr 2012 00:36


I'll be at my house mid Sunday, you should call off work and bring your extra plants up on Monday! I have to make all new dart totes. I'm stoked..

Thanks, Chris, but I already made plans for Sunday. I would love to check out the new place though. You can have all the plants you want

Congrats Mr.Wick!

Thanks, Bill. I didn't really do anything, but be sick and ignore them, so on that...I did one hell of a job! LOL


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Eric Walker
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# Posted: 28 Apr 2012 15:28


I have 7 adults in one breeding setup and rarely do they damage or knock an egg loose. I had a big problem with cannibalism for a while with my f1 tads. would find them torn apart before i could remove them. I also tried keeping 3 to a container and ended up with one every time. now with my f2 tads I have never kepted them in the same container but i have been letting them stay in tank for about 1-2 months with no problems and right now i must have at least 8 in there. Full water bottom of about 3.5 gallons I never really fed any of the tads while in the breeding tank. They just feed on the buildup on the wood and plants. Every now and then i would throw a tad bite or two in though. they don't move much for the first day or two after they hatch so don't be alarmed when they are laying on their side doing nothing. You could start feeding after 48 hours just make sure its just a tiny bit.

wickerstone
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# Posted: 29 Apr 2012 00:46


Thanks Eric.

I woke up this morning to....drumroll please...to find three more eggs on the same wall I removed the first clutch from. I also removed this clutch and placed them in their own little dish. I now have six total. I am so excited!


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