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Oh I most certainly would! I love these frogs so much, they’re second only to gray tree frogs in my mind. I might try one again in a few years. The only reason I had stopped was because I didn’t want to keep killing them
 

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Now I know a little more about care, so hopefully in the future I’ll do better with them
 
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If you have any more questions just ask I will answer them and have a great day think about going herping later and tomorrow I'm thinking about going to try to catch some
 

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They were always a ton of fun when I had them. I would give them fruit flies off of tooth picks and they would never hesitate, even a day after I caught them.
 

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Now is the time! The few vernal pools around me that have them have all started droning with their calls.

interesting about the fruit flies. Perhaps I was wrong to use them as a staple instead of crickets?
 

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You can make your own substrate with organic topsoil (not potting soil), play sand, sphagnum moss, leaf litter, orchid bark and charcoal.

Good luck.
I've tried looking for organic topsoil everywhere with no luck. Lowe's, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Walmart, and local stores. None of them carry organic topsoil apparently.
 
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I know also do you know if great stuff pond foam it's safe for notes I'm pretty sure it is and do you think I could make a floating island out of it
 

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I know also do you know if great stuff pond foam it's safe for notes I'm pretty sure it is and do you think I could make a floating island out of it
I haven't used it myself but I'm pretty certain its safe for amphibians. I've been watching this YouTube channel to help plan out my salamander tank upgrade. https://youtube.com/channel/UC4oEwBR-rvWxI66vwnHQM_Q
He seems to really know his stuff so it's a great resource.
 

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I've tried looking for organic topsoil everywhere with no luck. Lowe's, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Walmart, and local stores. None of them carry organic topsoil apparently.

That’s weird, because I get all of my organic topsoil at Home Depot.
 
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    @Lilith, fridging is not required for fungus treatment. Read my thread on treatment.
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