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Arboreal_Amphibious
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# Posted: 14 Feb 2013 13:24


I've read many posts and a couple articles on T. corticale breeding. They seem to breed will as captives. The specific information I'm looking for is what triggers them to breed? I've looked for the information but can't find much.

Here are my main concerns of interests. Temperature, moisture, cooling period, photo period, and diet.

Thanks.

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 14 Feb 2013 20:52


Im not sure if a change in temp is needed unless you are already keeping them quite cool. Below 70 and they may not be interested. There is no need to cool them before since they Will continually breed throughout the year if conditions are correct. One thing that does trigger most theloderma to breed is a heavy misting everyday and an increase in fresh cool water to the pond raising the water level just a bit. Also an increase in the amount of food provided is essential for any breeding frogs especially females. It helps to replenish depletion of nutrients from laying eggs. make sure to provide multiple lay sites over the water. Sometimes they Will avoid all but one if they find a spot they really like. My theloderma asperum have always seemed to prefer the surface of.clay pots emerging from the water even climbing inside them and laying on the inner surface where it is dark.

Arboreal_Amphibious
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# Posted: 14 Feb 2013 21:02


Thank you Eric. I do have clay pots, I'll make sure to use them. Mine may need time before maturity hits. They're about 2.5-3 inches snout to vent. I'd say another half year or so and they'll be ready to breed. Though I'm assuming these are close to adult size.

Thank you.

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# Posted: 14 Feb 2013 23:48


That's close to adult. Do you think you actually have a female? sex ratios in cb are quite skewed being very male heavy. If you can wedge a nice sized cork slab against the wall in the water id suggest doing that as well. They float though so you may need to anchor it somehow

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# Posted: 14 Feb 2013 23:52


Any pictures of your setup? I use to keep my corticale with no land portion. 100% Water bottom and lots of wood sticking up out of the water.

Arboreal_Amphibious
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# Posted: 15 Feb 2013 02:32


Actually not sure about the genders. I'm just trying to acquire the (know how). I'll post pics later.

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# Posted: 15 Feb 2013 15:37


Here are some shots of the T. corticale in their tank.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93240644@N03/84765346 40/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93240644@N03/84765334 00/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93240644@N03/84765324 06/

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 15 Feb 2013 16:48


Yea it happens all the time. That third pic is awesome. really shows how much they can blend in. Nice chunk of moss on the wood too. Do you know what kind it is?

Arboreal_Amphibious
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# Posted: 15 Feb 2013 16:55


Not sure what species it is. I collect it myself from private property I have access to. I go out once a year and get about 10-15 lbs of it. Lasts me about a year. I don't sell it but I have been known to gift it generously.

With so many moss species around locally it'll hard to pin point the species. Especially since I'm not too keen on plants/moss.

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 15 Feb 2013 20:23


Ok I wasn't sure if it was collected or not.

Arboreal_Amphibious
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2013 06:52


Ok I'm sure I have a male Mossy Frog. I heard a slow rhythmatic call. Medium pitch and low volume. Can someone give a clear description of how and what color the nuptial pads should look like.

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Eric Walker
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2013 18:58


They are a jelly bean shape at the base of the inner digit and should be a light pinkish color

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2013 19:00


That low volume Will rest assured get MUCH louder. Noisy little suckers. Hope they are far away from your bedroom. Also the nuptial pads really only swell and turn pinkish during breeding. These guys are a pita to sex.

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2013 19:14


http://talkto.thefrog.org/index.php?action=vthread &forum=13&topic=12593


Females have something in the same place that looks similar but it never swells or orchanges color. Not quite as large either. At least from what iv observed.

Arboreal_Amphibious
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2013 21:22


Thanks again Eric. I'm sure one of my frogs showcase this feature.

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 21 Feb 2013 00:10


No problem. I hope they do.

Melissa Wood
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2013 18:40


I have a swimming pool full of tadpoles, someone told me that I could sale them. So if there is anyone interested in them please let me know, I need to get rid of them ASAP. We are fixing to clean the pool up for this summer!!!


Melissa Wood
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