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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2010 21:52


I got two price quotes from the LFS today,
they can get Green Mantellas in for $60 each
and they can get Leucs (Bumble Bee Darts) in for $200 each!

I live in Canada, so prices are a bit steep anyways, but I was just wondering how much other people have paid for these frogs?

dcravens
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2010 22:53


normal leucs I've paid no more than $45 each, Green Mantellas (I'm assuming there laevigata) no more than $30 for a WC individual. I didn't even pay that much each for my Golden Mantella's. Check http://www.understoryenterprises.com/ they are based in Canada I talked to them about a week ago and they had Mantella betsileo ($25) and viridis ($35) available. betsileo is pretty active, but I was always partial to viridis.


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matthew polver
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2010 23:09


Leucs (Bumble Bee Darts) in for $200 each
oh god sandy i would hate to live in canada! i only paid 80 for both of mine.

jesse kooiman
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2010 00:12


Figure your LFS is charging full retail, meaning chances are you can bypass them and pay half the price online. Sometimes ma n' pop shops will even charge more than the standard doubled mark-up on darts, especially in areas where they can cater to the "shock" value of a gorgeous frog that is sureal and psychedelic-looking. 200 is way too much for a leuc. They can be as low as 30-35 here in the states. jvk


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daystorm
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2010 00:42


That's the case for sure! lol I wouldn't even want to think how much it would cost to order frogs from a pet store here! I either go through understory or just wait for an expo. Where in Canada? There are regular expos in Ontario and even one every now and then in Montreal.


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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2010 18:27


@ daystorm I'm in Thunder Bay, ON. It just cost a lot to have things shipped here or from here. We're a small city, and it's kind of out of the way.
The expos down by the Toronto area and Montreal are just too far away (16 hour drive at least)
If I were to go to an expo, I think that I would probably go to the one in Winnipeg, MB. Which would only be an 8 hour drive.

@ dcravens I was just on their site the other night. It says that you have to email them for a price list, so I think I will be doing that. I think I will also check around some of the other pet shops on line and see what they carry.

@ matthew polver Frogs (exotics in general) are just a lot more expensive here in Canada, I don't think there are as many breeders for them here as there are in the US.

@jesse kooiman: I was actually expecting the pet shop owners to say that they can order in darts (leucs) for around $200 - I was hoping for a lot cheaper though
I was originally inquiring about auratus darts, but at the moment, the leucs are the only ones on their list that they can order.

Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2010 21:51


I emailed Understory Enterprises, maybe 2 hours ago, and I already have a price list of their current darts and mantellas that they have available.

Auratus are 45-65 each
Leucs are 70-90 each
Mantellas are 30-55 each

dcravens
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2010 23:21


Do the Mantellas ;)


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matthew polver
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# Posted: 1 Oct 2010 00:03


i agree with dcravens it is much more cheaper and an overall better idea to get the mantellas from my perspective.

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