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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 06:02 · Edited by: BIG HYDRO


I haven't posted anything about my Gulf coast toads, so here are some pics and a video of them eating some bugs. They are awesome hunters and eaters. Very fast and can jump a long distance with great accuracy. They are becoming some of my favorite species.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nYlaH8P0XI













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MegophryidaeMan
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 07:02


I like mine a lot too Hydro. I have a couple that I keep in my classroom. they are fat and happy too. Have you heard yours call yet?


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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 07:37 · Edited by: BIG HYDRO


Have you heard yours call yet?


Haha, I can't help but hear them. I have a group of 20 for a breeding project, and have relocated 100 others to our pond behind the house. We can hear them inside the house almost nightly now.


Here's a video of when we were collecting them from one of the back ponds on the property. They have an awesome call, as well as the northern cricket frogs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qa58YwmHFw


Here's a view of the back of the house. The pond is literally right in the back yard.





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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 18:37


nice valliceps!



MegophryidaeMan
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 19:01


What a strange call. I am glad mine are at school in my classroom and not in my bedroom at home. That could get annoying really quick! lol


BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 22:48


So you have never heard yours calling? Both sexes make noise. The males have the long and loud call, and the females will chirp and vibrate their bodies when the males are trying to mount them, and sometimes even when they aren't. But I have only heard the females when the males are present as well.



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MegophryidaeMan
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2008 23:29


Well, mine are in my classroom with my CRAZY, CRAZY kids. I can't hear them over the kids if they are making noise. Anyhow, I am only at the school during the day and I don't think they call much, if at all, during that time. Maybe sometime later in the summer I'll go and do an overnighter and I might hear them.


back2eight
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 03:09


Big Hydro, where do you live? I am in Mississippi and they look just like toads that are in my yard all the time.

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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 03:11


I'm not sure I'd call that a "pond" looks more like a small lake to me!


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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 03:21


I live in Texas.

That pond is our second biggest pond.



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Yoshi3d
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 03:42


i live in Texas too. San Antonio.



theboardedwindow
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 05:14


good grief, i'd remember that call anywhere!! that's what that noise was growing up in northern Mississippi!

there's a dealer up here with some really pretty valliceps.... a few of the red morphs as well. all of them are real beauties, though, and now... after watching those amazing videos.... i may be sold.

i'll let you know if i do, BIG H!!!

those are some of the fastest feeders i've seen!! WOW! sometimes in the video it looked as if the toad hadn't even moved at all, lol.... just *BAM!* ... and no more roach.

the ole disappearing roach trick!

also: those water snakes are something else... and FOUL if you've ever handled one.... they REEK, lol... i know it's a defensive mechanism and all, but.... whoo-nelly! i've never smelled a cloaca purge like that in my life.... lol, i doubt many have... it's unique, to say the least.
( they'll also bite the crap out of you, kids, lol)


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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 20:53


also: those water snakes are something else... and FOUL if you've ever handled one.... they REEK,

Yeah , they can sometimes stink, but they don't always for some reason. I have fed several of them to my monitors and one to a pacman.


those are some of the fastest feeders i've seen!! WOW! sometimes in the video it looked as if the toad hadn't even moved at all

They are extremely quick. Much faster than any others that I have kept.

You want a fast strike, check out Waylon, one of my ornates eating these two small fuzzies. The first strike is played at full speed, then it is slowed down by 16x, and it's still incredibly quick. He just explodes out of the hole and right back down. At around the :32 mark you can see his rearend fly up into the air when he strikes. It almost looks like a vacuum.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyazaXkGn-4&eurl=ht tp://www.ball-pythons.net/forums/showthread.php?t= 70041



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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 20:58


check out my newz bannerz yoz!. sorry, nothing to do with the thread.



theboardedwindow
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 22:57


wow... those pacmans are sick fast, too! it was eating those fuzzies like they were going out of style... was that guy full grown?

the last shot really demonstrated how the tongue is used during prey capture.... awesome! it just whips out, scoops the mouse up, and snatches it back into the mouth... your typical "frog catching a fly" deal so often seen in pop culture, on cartoons, and the like.

btw: i haven't forgotten about your roaches! won't be too much longer.


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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 23:05 · Edited by: BIG HYDRO


No, he's not full grown yet, but still extremely fast. Much more aggressive than the cranwellis are though.

Now worries on the roaches, just whenever you get to it.



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theboardedwindow
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 23:10


not even full grown? those pacmans are brutal... like rather stationary great whites!!

you'll have to let me know if you ever get any valliceps tads, BigH! :P


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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2008 23:30


you'll have to let me know if you ever get any valliceps tads, BigH! :P


I will definitely let you know. I have a group of 20 now that I am going to see what I can do with.


those pacmans are brutal... like rather stationary great whites!!

They are most definitely some awesome predators to say the least.



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mitomon
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# Posted: 6 Jul 2008 07:33


nice ! very nice , they look fake like plastic toad


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theboardedwindow
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# Posted: 6 Jul 2008 16:08 · Edited by: theboardedwindow


holy cow!!! you're SO right, mito! i never noticed the similarity until you said something, though!!!



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