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Mercedesherp
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# Posted: 18 Feb 2011 17:05


Carlton,
I posted on your originl thread, but its so far down the board I thought you might miss it.
Can you find out what is/has been offered as food, survivorship, and growth with these.
Manufacturer, and name of product also please. It would be nice to know what to avoid, as much as what to use.
Thanks,
Hank


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Carlton
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# Posted: 18 Feb 2011 21:25


Hank,

I can only give a little info as I am getting reports from the Aquarium occasionally. I had suggested they feed the tads a combination of SERA type algae based powder, get some Daphnia or springtail cultures going. Some reports have said they eat vegetation but I can't prove that out as the few tads I tried rearing from Chad a couple of years ago did not make it. Out of a spawn of over 600 eggs, about 450 hatched. Now, about 6 weeks later they are down to 200+ tads but I do not know what if any pattern there has been in mortality. They seem to stay tads for several months but there is very little info on what the normal rate or timing of metamorphosis is.

Yoncalla Frog may have more specifics you could use, so try emailing Steve Busch or the Virginia Aquarium.


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Mercedesherp
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# Posted: 18 Feb 2011 21:34


Carlton,
That seems a pretty large loss. I wanted to know about micro-diets
for these. Could you emaiil me contact info to get it touch with them?
I looked for contact info but could not find any.
Yes, I will contact Steve to get his experience.
Thanks,
Hank, Mercedesherp@hotmail.com
PS I do not have eggs, just researching


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Carlton
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# Posted: 19 Feb 2011 00:48


I'm not sure anyone has any idea what an expected tad loss should be. There are so few successful captive hatches of nasuta on record. From what I remember of Chad's tad swarm most of his died fairly early as well. Yoncalla took most of them and theirs were the only tads that survived to morph. Even so, only about 60 made it to froglets. Considering that all any one breeding pair of nasuta needs to do to keep a local population stable is to replace themselves (2 frogs), most of any one spawn can be lost.

I don't know what you mean by micro-diets. AFAIK the Aquarium is feeding what I suggested. The curator I've been working with is Cecilia Hatton (CHatton@virginiaaquarium.com). I do not know if she can "share" info with you however but she may know of another breeding effort.


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Mercedesherp
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# Posted: 19 Feb 2011 01:10


Thank you Carlton,
Very Much So,
Hank
PS I have tried to contact Steve


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