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Anonymous


# Posted: 14 Aug 2004 04:19


i have about 80 cuban tree frog tadploes which are half albino and half normal how long before they become frogs, and do i have a possibility of making a profit off of them. how rare is it to find albino's in the wild
joe5
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# Posted: 16 Aug 2004 22:25


12-16 weeks. maybe off the albinos but the regular ones are sold cheap. Plus they eat 1000s of pinhead crickets.


joe
Anonymous


# Posted: 18 Aug 2004 02:30


what would someone be willing to pay for albino cuban tree frogs? How will i know when my semi frogs should start eating crickets? Some of the tapoles have both pairs of limbs,and there tails have shrunk, at this stage should i remove them from the aqarium?
spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 18 Aug 2004 03:54


yes definately. as soon as the tadpoles front legs start to come in,move them to a half land/half water set up. While the froglets are absorbing their tails,they wont eat any food. their tail gives them all the nutrition they need at the time. Id expect they wont eat for approximately one week after theyve started to metamorphisize. Dont quote me on that though...


-Sheryl
Anonymous


# Posted: 19 Aug 2004 02:43


how would you ship small treefrogs, Is it expensive?
Anonymous


# Posted: 19 Aug 2004 02:48


can young treefrogs be fed fruit flies?
lostriver
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1737 posts

# Posted: 20 Aug 2004 03:12


I know about shipping, only from receiving live frogs from reputable dealers. UPS overnight has been good, as well as Airborne. We've discussed how to pack them in other posts, but to repeat this, pack them in individual deli-cups with a bit of oak leaf or other fresh leaves with some moisture. A couple of air holes will suffice. These Deli-cups then go into a styrofoam box with a lot of packing and perhaps a cool or warm gel pack, depending upon weather. This box fits exactly into the cardboard shipping container. Overnight shipping is essential. It can cost anywhere from $30.00 to $70.00 to ship. The receiver must be notified to be home at the time or to pick them up at a station.

I don't think you should be considering a profit motive just yet. You don't seem to be cognizant of the basics of keeping, let alone selling. You are also posting anonymously, which becomes suspicious. It takes no time at all to join up and get an identity. This doesn't obligate you to anything, except to give us someone to talk to other than anonymous, which we have too many of to keep straight, or frankly care about. Many anonymous posters are just here to put us on- or off.

Albinos aren't that great. Other than color, or lack of it, they have nothing going for them except weakness in other areas. Cuban tree frogs are rather common, and are actually introduced "pests" in the US that threaten the native frogs. They are not valuable as sales items.

I wouldn't pay 10 cents for an albino or other Cuban tree frog, but maybe someone else would.


Lee
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