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Old 7th April 2009   #1
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If anyone here has experience with these guys let me know! I have done extensive research into the Bombina complex, but not much is said in regards to Bombina maxima. I have read that the temp. requirments range from species to species - is this true? What is people's personal experience with keeping these guys, temperatures (water and air and times of year), enclosure size, enclosure set up and what have you. Any help is appreciated!



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I will send you two articles I wrote some years ago for POD@RCIS (www.podarcis.nl) a internetmagazine.



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Just got the technique right for raising the tads to adult toad Keep them like BUFO VIRIDIS fairly dry with a small water dish To breed place a large petpal in full sun with 8 inch 18cms of water they breed within a week plants, such as elodea to spawn on When tads hatch feed on usual stuff for taddies frozen brine shrimp and daphnia when they begin to get legs helps with the red belly. When front legs appear place in a separate tank on damp kitchen towel use a jam jar lid for water source. They will take the usual small stuff plus blood worm if live wriggling on the paper,and adult brine shrimp again dropped on the paper towel They are really nice to keep.
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B Maxima are one of my favorites,any information would be useful.



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Same! Thanks.

One quick question, if the parents are brown will all the young come out brown? Or will some be green and some brown etc?

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Well pigment is going to be fairly consistent from species to species. In the Russian and European Bombinas they usually are more of a brown. Also in Bombina maxima they range from a grayish-brown to brown.



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Im pretty sure i have B. orientalis, will some young come out green?

They are brown,but on close inspection they have little green shades sort of.

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I have a friend who has a group growing up.
I have been trying for about 18 months to track some down in the UK or europe, but there seems to be none about.
Any help would be useful.



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Yes Theres a gentleman name Hans he breeds them . Hes here on the forum. Marlon



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Thanks
Does anyone know his user name.

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Old 17th May 2009   #11
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Hi

That 's me i guess. No CB 2008 Bombina maxima available anymore, sorry,
but CB 2009 are on the way.

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Awesome photo.

If you are going to sell some, can i go on the waiting list.

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Default Re: Keeping and Breeding Bombina maxima

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I have been trying for about 18 months to track some down in the UK.
Same i cannot understand why these frogs are so hard to obtain in the uk as other Bombina are very popular here,Hans have any of your animals every being sold to the UK.

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Default Re: Keeping and Breeding Bombina maxima

HEllo All!

I keep a group of WC B. micradeladigitora (considering = B. maxima) from Sa Pa (VietNam).
But I have no experince in breeding these as I just got some subadult females and have before only 3 males.
THese are rare because that adults are hard to adopt to average room tempeartures and doing very well at 19-20 by Celsius. After some time they can thrive well on 24-25.
Other than this it is not problematic species in my experience.
In nature they bred in broken babmboos forming the small inner pools.
And i will be very thankful for any tips of breeding these.

HEre is the picture of some of mine.
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Hi Mikhail

Compared to the "real" Bombina maxima, Bombina microdeladigitora from their natural cool and foggy Vietnamese mountain habitat, seem to be far less waterbound.
You nevertheless could give it a try: treat them as if they are "real" Bombina maxima,
hibernate them for about 3 months at 5C and create a 70% water/30% land- set-up to live (and breed?) in during next spring at 18 - 20C. Might do the trick.
I'd love to see more pics!

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Matt

I did sell some 15 CB 2008 Bombina maxima toadlets to a guy from
Yorkshire: he came to visit a Dutch frogday and took 'm back to the UK himself.

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Default Re: Keeping and Breeding Bombina maxima

Cheers Han, I would still like to know why these toads are less common than other bombina

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No WC Bombina maxima due to Chinese protective legislation?
Not many people keep them? Very few keepers breed them?
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I think all bombina are underated so keep up the good work han hopefully in the near future i can get my hands on some maxima myself and increase the CB numbers

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Default Re: Keeping and Breeding Bombina maxima

Thank You Han for your tips for breeding.
I will sure try to do my best with them (esp. as 5 grades is a common bottom refrigerator temperature).
I would say most of time my vietnames bombinas are in the water, just only 1 giant adult male is on the land.
So, i consider them even more aquatic than B. variegata group i have from Southern Ukraine populations (Uzhgorod region).
And as opposite if i remember from back times correctly our common B. orientalis prefer only water parts just in breeding season.



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