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cherisse
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# Posted: 7 Apr 2010 23:58


I captured a few short videos today of some male Milo's defending their coco hut's.

I gave them back their water bottle caps and am keeping them filled with water. for the past few weeks I have seen a lot of breeding behaviour and my known females are looking more and more gravid.

Hopefully, this time around I will get a fertile clutch to work with.

Picture of female searching for dusted flies/crickets I dropped in:



Video 1: males defending territory, female falling from the top of the coco hut:

http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/gretchenelli e/?action=view&current=100_0764_1.flv

Video 2: defending his coco hut from intruding female, another male decides to join in.

http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/gretchenelli e/?action=view&current=100_0765_1.flv

There is a gravid female in one of these huts, most likely the one to the right. Hence the reactions of the males when another frog comes near their huts.




3.4.0 Mantella Milotympanum
Derek Benson
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# Posted: 8 Apr 2010 00:56


Cherisse,

Those are some excellent looking milos, very nice job getting them to their peak physical condition. Cool videos too, my lap top sucks so they took 20 minutes, but still. One of the most stunning mantellas in my opinion...


Derek Benson - Phyllomedusa/Hyperolius Enthusiast
cherisse
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1536 posts

# Posted: 15 Apr 2010 21:25 · Edited by: cherisse


Thanks, Derek!

I have been trying to condition these guys since I got them.

The vids took forever to upload to Photobucket, and they were slow on my end as well.

Also, this afternoon I found a large clutch in the darkest most difficult place to get to in their tank.

I dont see any development right now, so it must not be very old.

I had been keeping an eye on my fat female, and in the last few days she had dropped weight extremely quickly. So I knew there was a clutch in their somewhere.

Fingers crossed for this clutch!!!




3.4.0 Mantella Milotympanum
dcravens
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804 posts
804 posts

# Posted: 15 Apr 2010 21:59


I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!


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rct
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2235 posts

# Posted: 17 Apr 2010 13:31


Nice videos! Those are some gorgeous little frogs. I really miss the one male I had. He was so active and feisty.
Good luck!

rosie


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