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Jane
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 19:25


Does anyone know who buys tadpoles, frogs, and toads wholesale? I have an endless supply of about 25 different breeds of frogs and toads. I need to know who to contact to sell tadpoles, baby frogs (of many varities), and grown adult frogs. I am in the Texas area. Help anyone????


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matthew polver
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 19:52


no clue but welcome to the frog! what kind of frogs?

ILoveGreen
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 20:35


Do you breed them? What kind of frogs and how much?


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Jane
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 20:59


Yes, I have a plethra of frogs breeding themselves on my land. How do I go about selling them? I know that I have just about every species known in central texas in the thousands. Anyone know where I can sell them or who to contact and do I need that frog lisence?

Species Known: Green Tree Frog
Southern Leapord Frog
New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

Possible: Green Pig Frog
Rio Grande Leapord Frog
Chorus Frog (striped Western)

and many more which I have yet to identify....
will have another full list in a few days.
I need to capture and identify the rest.
I will post when list is complete.
Can I have email address and phone numbers for buyers..??

Frog Slanger


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rae
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 21:33 · Edited by: rae


Well it might be a little hard for you to do because most people will want captive bred frogs rather than wild caught ones. But you never know.

Also (just a notice) you aren't allowed to sell frogs that are native to where you live unless you have a permit or something. But I am no expert so I could very possibly be wrong...


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dcravens
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 22:37 · Edited by: dcravens


I believe to collect them in Texas you will have to buy a hunting permit.

Also to sell them is illegal in your state without proper permits.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/hu nt/nongame/


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dcravens
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2010 22:52


Here I'll even go a step further for you.

List of species that cannot be sold or bartered in your state
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/faq/huntwild/black_lis t.phtml

List that can be provided proper permits and documentation is provided
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/faq/huntwild/white_lis t.phtml

From TPWD
What is the white list?
The white list - the species in Texas Administrative Code, 65.331(d) - is the list of nongame species that it is lawful to collect and use for commercial purposes (buy, sell, barter, trade, etc.). Species listed in 65.331(e) cannot be collected for commercial purposes. Possession and sale of species listed in 65.331(e) is legal, provided the stock is lawfully acquired and the permit holder is in compliance with documentation requirements.

Where can I collect species on the white list?
Species on the white list may be collected only on private land or water with the permission of the landowner.

Where is it illegal to collect nongame wildlife?
Nongame wildlife may NOT be collected on public land, from public water, or on public roads and the rights-of-way of public roads.


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Jane
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 01:30


It's my private property and I breed them, so I guess those rules do not apply. All I have to do is get the permit. Thank you for the helpful info. I will list my available frogs, when I have completed my inventory. Thanks for all the advice.


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Jane
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 01:33


According to the list---- about half of my frogs are legal, the other half aren't. Well, that is a conondrum.....what do i do with my illegal frogs?? Ha ha LOL


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Jane
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 01:33


How do I sell my legal white list frogs, granted I have received my Texas permit?


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dcravens
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 01:39


If they are wild then you did not breed them, lets get the terminology correct here.

I'm guessing you are desperate for money seeing how you are wanting to go out collect and ship across the states. What do you do with the illegal frogs quite simply leave them be its not worth the fine and usually they are blacklisted for a reason...


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froggz37
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 01:58


I am with Dcravens here........ Why deplete wild populations of frogs just for a few dollars in your pocket? Not to mention why rid yourself of free insect control.

Cheryl Andrews
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 02:06


Some collecting from the wild happens and you can sell Wild Caught frogs, but frogs are often going down in number in many parts of this country and the world. I would check the population numbers before you go and ship off native wildlife.

Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 03:18


It does not sound like these frogs were captive bred at all. Jane, do not sell wild caught frogs from you backyard. There is a high chance you will get in trouble by the state.


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Jane
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 15:35


According to everything that I read, with the proper permit you are in fact allowed to see the white listed frogs. If they are breed on my own private property and I am not out chasing them down somewhere in my neighborhood, it is perfectly legal.

One of the people that posted was very helpful with his info. I fail to understand why so many of you are telling me that it is illegal, when what I am asking and doing is the opposite. I was making a joke when I said, " Well, what do I do with the illegal ones?" ha ha or lol usually denotes laughter meaning it was a joke. I would only sell the legal frogs, so let's just get that one straight, ok?!

If anyone truly has helpful insight---- as to how one can sell their legal frogs, I am very interested to hear it.

Thank You.


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dcravens
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 16:39


I don't think you are going to get much more help outside what I told you. I've pretty much gathered that you look at frogs as just a source of income. Especially when your only post on this site is how do I sell frogs and tadpoles I caught on my property. As well as your profile stating your interest is frog dealing.

The welfare of a species is obviously not a priority for you therefore I really hope no one else steps forward and gives you hints. IMO you are just another form of death dealer.


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ILoveGreen
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 16:40


research it then!

People here care about frogs and the frog population. You would be selling people wild frogs that they would put in a small aquarium..then most likely some of the frogs would die from stress.
Captive bred frogs know nothing of the big wild so they do not stress as easy.

If you want to breed and sell frogs why not buy a captive bred breeding pair. The you can say you bred them without lying. You could even buy captive bred frogs wholesale and sell then for more to make $.

I'm not trying to be rude here. But your wc frog selling idea is just not something a lot of people on a frog loving forum are going to help you with. Sorry.

I can see taking a couple frogs from the wild for yourself but taking tons is wrong even if some are legal. If anything catch a pair off your land and breed those inside and sell the babies. Oh and just because the frogs are on your land does not mean they are yours.


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froggz37
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 17:40


The things people will do to make a buck. I'm guessing the costs of licensing are going to outweigh any potential profit.

Amphibians
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# Posted: 9 Aug 2010 23:33


Those frogs aren't in demand at all . Only foreign species outside the US. If you sell those frogs, more than likely they will be used as feeders or bait. Would you feel good about that? American species aren't popular in the American frog hobby.


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# Posted: 10 Aug 2010 00:52


There are already a great many folks collecting frogs etc. in your area. You would have pretty stiff competition, and very near zero demand, and prices very poor at best. An interesting idea, but given modern rapid transglobal transportation, native collected species in the continental US really have very little interest nowadays. You're about 50 years too late.


jesse?
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# Posted: 10 Aug 2010 12:15


Sorry guys I have just skimmed through this, I don't really want to sound harsh but the fact they are in your backyard doesn't mean that they are yours, dear. Sounds very American to me lol

no offence to other people, of course

gothaicus
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# Posted: 10 Aug 2010 14:37


Those frogs aren't in demand at all . Only foreign species outside the US. If you sell those frogs, more than likely they will be used as feeders or bait. Would you feel good about that? American species aren't popular in the American frog hobby.

Exactly.
You would be doing good to get $5 retail for most of those species and probably less than $1/each wholesale.
Thats why these species are not worth while to breed. (unless you just want to from a hobby or conservation standpoint)


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Jawsofafrog
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# Posted: 10 Aug 2010 19:46


Put in the work and breed your own frogs. If you really want to make $ breed your own frogs. For example, breed the Malaysian Horned frog. That frog is is always seen as wild caught and rare if captive bred. You would be one of the few to breed said frog. Catching wild caught frogs in the U.S. is done and posted on kingsnake.com check out your comptetion. I don't think you will sell and make much. I would hate to see you kill these wild frogs without the proper care and stress the animal would be in. Think about it.


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macspoison
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# Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:31


I have a waiting list for people looking for Pig Frogs.
They seem to be the HOT thing in Minnesota. That and Ass Face Frogs.

I say ship them all up there and let Hell hath no fury like the Texas Frog Slanger scournd.

Do these come branded with little marks on their hind quarters? That would improve sales. Also, are they freshly milked?
Mac


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dcravens
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# Posted: 11 Aug 2010 08:10


Do these come branded with little marks on their hind quarters?


I would love to see the round up and frog drive involved moving them into town for the big sale.


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macspoison
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# Posted: 11 Aug 2010 18:09


Heee-ya! (Snap!) Move 'em out!!

Frog-Hide!!
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ILoveGreen
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# Posted: 11 Aug 2010 18:13


Haha that just made my day!


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Gracehoney
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# Posted: 13 Aug 2010 08:09


I think we have totally lost her attention, since no one is saying what she wants to hear ...


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macspoison
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# Posted: 13 Aug 2010 11:27


One couldn't have said it better.
Mac


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NMFROGGER
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# Posted: 22 Apr 2011 21:22


Let me know if you still have new mexico toads and rio grand frogs- or anything else somewhat native to Albuquerque. I want to buy some for my garden and pond. Let me know. Email is best--- bcnorman79@gmail.com

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