Our Almirante trio arrived, looking quite healthy. They were even heard calling a couple of times. They seem to have settled in to their new home and are eating well.
I am very sad to tell you that the green Trivitattus we had coming, did not make it. The vendor I purchased from chose to ship them by Express Mail. I have had problems in the past when frogs were shipped by mail. This time, rather than arriving overnight, they arrived three days later. The temps were very low that week, so they were dead upon arrival. Had they been shipped by FedEx or UPS, I don't believe there would have been a problem.
On a happier note, we did receive two fat, healthy pairs of Azureus. We have high hopes for them producing soon.
We also received three Red Galacts. One is an adult male. One is a sub-adult female (we think). The third is a froglet, too young to sex. They all look quite healthy and are also eating well. Again, we will keep our fingers crossed and hope for some eggs in the not too distant future.
Finally, I have decided to move our Leucomelas adults to a larger vivarium. They are very difficult to sex. However, I have a feeling that all three are males. So, we will be trying to find a proven pair to add to the group.
That's it for now.
Some New Breeders Coming This Week
In a few days, we will be adding some new breedinfg stock. The first to arrive will be three O.pumilio Almirate adults. They are wild caught and will include two males and one female. We have had a pair of Almirantes in the past, which we sold. They had never produced a clutch for us.
Shortly after that we'll be getting a pair of wild caught green Trivitattus. Trivs can be quite difficult to breed in captivity. That's why you will typically see WC's for sale. We currently have a pair of red trivs. The male calls frequently, but they have not produced eggs yet. We recenyly moved them into a larger enclosure, hoping this will spur mating. So, we have high hopes for the green Trivs, but only time will tell.
All of the incoming frogs have been treated for parasites, but we will have their fecals tested to be safe.
We will likely add another pair of Azureus as soon as possible. One of our males escaped un-noticed recently. I'm sorry to say he did not make it. Our very large female has been lonely and we have not been able to locate a suitable mate for her. Ideally we'd like to have three breeding pairs of Azureus.
We are currently on the lookout for a pair of adult, or four to five juvenile red Galacts. Not the easiest frogs to find theses days. Also, we are trying to locate some orange head and Abiseo Ameeregas. So, if anyone reading this knows of these frogs availability, please contact us.
That's it for now.