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Best Foods for Poison Frogs, mantellas & other Tiny Amphibs

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Hi All,

I began working with Poison Frogs and Mantellas in zoos just as the secrets to longevity and breeding were being discovered. Today, captive-bred animals are almost mainstream. This is wonderful, but there is a downside – they are sometimes viewed as “simple to keep”. While these tiny gems can be surprisingly hardy, they will not thrive long-term if their unique nutritional requirements are not met. Friends of mine who have broken new ground with Poison Frogs – in one case years before most zoos did – have always expended a great deal of effort on providing a varied diet. The following information is drawn from their and my own experiences over several decades, and may also be applied to the care of many other small and newly-transformed amphibians.
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Hi Frank, I just acquired six H.azureiventris Google Image Result for http://www.dendrobase.de/fotos/HyloxalusAzureiventris/16936_gross.jpg part of their diet will be springtails that I culture in my white worm tubs, would the white worm be an appropriate food for them as well ? thanks



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Hi Frank, I just acquired six H.azureiventris Google Image Result for http://www.dendrobase.de/fotos/HyloxalusAzureiventris/16936_gross.jpg part of their diet will be springtails that I culture in my white worm tubs, would the white worm be an appropriate food for them as well ? thanks
White worms are very useful, I place in petri dishes sunk into the substrate. Some frogs have trouble grabbing them, but worth trying, best, Frank



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White worms are very useful, I place in petri dishes sunk into the substrate. Some frogs have trouble grabbing them, but worth trying, best, Frank
Thanks Frank. I generally feed my aquatic newts white worm without the substrate, I drop the worms in water , they ball up together then I pull them out with a pair of tongs and feed.



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Thanks Frank. I generally feed my aquatic newts white worm without the substrate, I drop the worms in water , they ball up together then I pull them out with a pair of tongs and feed.

Thxs, pl let me know how all goes if you try, best, Frank



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I always "infest" with springtails and isopods. Both an isopod small enough to eat. And one larger to take care of litter maintenance.



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I always "infest" with springtails and isopods. Both an isopod small enough to eat. And one larger to take care of litter maintenance.
great idea...even in huge zoo exhibits, I've noticed that they can make a real difference..interesting to watch also> best, frank



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