We are getting ready for our next show, Repticon in Charlotte, NC on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 & 3.
We will be selling planted 10 gallon, horizontal and vertical vivariums, bromeliad pups, Pothos cuttings, bags of magnolia leaves, bags of Excelsior, bags of Hydroton, bags of fruit fly culture media, coco huts and a few miscellaneous items for viv building.
We will have the following Dart Frogs available.
Costa Rican Green & Black Auratus froglets
Powder Grey Tinc froglets
P. Auroteania froglets
Turquoise Auratus sub-adults
Orange Lamasi tadpoles
We like to meet fellow "froggers", so please stop by and say hello.
We've got some new arrivals at Carolina Dart Frogs. Over the last two weeks, we have added several new species.
Our first new arrival was a pair of beautiful O. Pumilio Solartes. One is red and the other a kind of salmon color. They are a male and female pair and the male is calling occasionally, but no eggs so far.
Next was a pair of green Trivitattus. They are huge, bright green and kind of shy. I have heard some calling from the male. I have to admit, they are one of my favorites.
Yesterday, we got in a new male Azureus. He is a replacement for one we lost to escaping recently. He is perhaps the largest male I have ever seen. He is still kind of timid and avoids the female, who follows him.
Next week we have a pair of Costa Rican green and black Auratus arriving, as well as a pair of Tinctorius Yellowbacks. This will be our first time with the Yellowbacks and we look forward to breeding them.
Stay tuned for more new arrivals over the coming weeks.
Well, the Carolina Reptile and Exotic Animal Show in Raleigh was a success this past weekend. Crowds were steady, both Saturday and Sunday.
The most apparent thing I observed, was that most people coming to the show were there to buy snakes. There were many snake vendors on hand. There were snakes of every size, color and variety. But, there were no venemous snakes, since North Carolina does not allow their sale. For those who must have venemous snakes, they will be available at the Repticon show in Columbia, South Carolina in November.
There were also many lizards of every variety. There were also tarantulas and scorpions. I must admit, I don't see their appeal, but to each his own.
There were vendors selling dry goods and other pets such as, birds, cats, pot belly pigs and a few miscellaneous creatures.
There was only one other Dart Frog vendor at the show. They have been selling there for quite a few years, and so had a loyal following. I was the new kid on the block and appreciated their advice.
I made new friends, learned a great deal and made some new business connections. I met the reptile curator for the Greensboro Natural Sdience Center. They have a few Dart Frogs currently, and I will likely be adding to their collection and trying to assist with their attempts at breeding.
I was also lucky enough to add to my collection. I now have Green Trivitattus and Pumilio Solarte Dart Frogs. I look forward to breeding them.
If you have never been to a reptile and amphibian show, I highly recommend it. There is something to interest everyone. I hope to meet you at the next show in Charlotte, NC in October. Stay tuned for more details.