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kimix
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 02:22


I got permission to post this here for you guys!!

Trachycephalus venulosus, photographed in llanos of Guarico, Venezuela By Nick Sly





Also make sure to check out the rest of his photos from this trip, Theres awsome photos of Hypsiboas crepitans, and Pleurodema brachyops (ass face frogs) among others.
http://www.forums.repashy.com/field-herping/11236- 3-months-llanos-3.html

And also he took a video of them calling in the wild
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_vzpEdtLqY
(including Pleurodema brachyops)

Nick Slys Blog - http://www.slybird.blogspot.com/

*** Please resist the urge to go poke your milk frogs lol ***


Kim Klisiak
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Derek Benson
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 03:15


Nice, those venulosa are wicked. I remember seeing them a couple years back, they are bigger than the resinifictrix though.


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k412
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 03:16


Poor milk frog
Awesome links!
Thanks!


Nature has no mercy, people have the option.
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Courtney8526
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 03:29


That looks totally different than the pictures of people on here that have them. Is that how they look when they get grown?


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Sheri
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 03:36


Neat pictures, Kim. Thanks for sharing with us. I checked out the links also. His pictures and video are one of a kind.

That looks totally different than the pictures of people on here that have them. Is that how they look when they get grown?

Different milk frog. One is T. resinifictrix (the milkies you see on the forums here). The one pictured here is T. venulosa.


**SHERI**
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 03:58


I believe i read in a book that milk frogs do lose their brilliant contrast and fade out as they get older.


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Courtney8526
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 04:01


I was looking over his thread a little bit. Does anyone know exactly what he was doing? I keep seeing that he checks parrotlet boxes and it seems like they are boxes for wild parrotlets or something. Just wondering since I'm a huge parrotlet fan.


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kimix
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 04:07


I had asked him - how much agitation did it take to make him get milky

response - "This individual was the only one I encountered that milked me but I didn't handle too many of those that I found. I don't think I provoked this one too much, but I did have to chase it out of the parrotlet nest box it was in. It wasn't much in the way of actually poking it. Also, it milked all at once like that, then didn't do it again in the 10 minutes or so I spent playing with/photographing it."


Kim Klisiak
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kimix
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 04:09


Courtney - Here's his photos and storys about the parrotlets

http://10000birds.com/forpus-passerinus-and-the-or nithologists-of-masaguaral.htm

http://10000birds.com/photo-essay-green-rumped-par rotlets-from-egg-to-adult.htm


Kim Klisiak
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spawn
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 04:21


Very cool Kim, thanks. I read that the milky secretions of resinifinitrix isn't very irritable to humans. Could you ask Nick to test this venulosus' secretions?

kimix
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 04:36


Nick is no longer in Venezuela, hes been home since mid Dec I think?,

First thing I had asked him if he knew anything about the toxicity of the "milk" and he said no, but if he saw any documentation/articles he would let me know.

He did touch that one and he said it was "it was sticky, not irritating to bare skin, but i didnt rub it in my eyes or mouth or anything, like a slimy salamander"


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macspoison
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 17:17


Thats pretty cool.

On the arachnoboard there is a fella that lets the centipedes bite him and he judges the intensity etc.. We should do that with the darts and tree frogs. I can tell you about the WC leuco's!! I'm sure a few could chime in.
Mac


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Cheryl Andrews
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 18:11


WC darts would most certainly kill someone! Now I could see us testing the CB ones that don't rely on what they eat to be irritating or poisonous...???

daystorm
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 18:33


Not all darts can kill people, most would just cause an irritation to their skin if they stressed out a wild dart. It's the Phyllobates family you need to watch out for. I'm sure some of the others are capable of killing, but it's mostly the frogs in the phyllobates family that are actually used for darts. Terribilis being the best example, just one frog could kill up to nine people and leave a bunch others sick...


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Jerry B
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 19:04


Whoa very cool! Thanks for postin the links kim.

Next time we cross paths I'll bring better props for the frogs than Jordans finger.lol Would love for you to photo my frogs. My kodak pocket cam just does not compare to the cam your packin.lol

Thanks again for the post,
Jerry


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macspoison
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 19:08 · Edited by: macspoison


I held WC leucos as I transferd them to a different cup, wiped my face a few moments later for it was hot in the show room.
A customer noticed that I was rather red on my face as it felt like wind burn.
That monday I was in the hospital with what they thought was "Bellspalsey?!" (sp?)
My face drooped on that side and it looked like I had a stroke.
Made me rather worried..for I am a very nice looking young man.
But it all was well about a month later.
Mac


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froggy 60
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# Posted: 22 Jan 2009 23:06


wow thats intresting!


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