The temps here in Greensboro have been at 100 or higher for the last week. Thank God for air conditioning. We had some nasty storms last week, but luckily did not lose power. I feel for all of those people in the Virginia and DC area who have had to deal with no power in these scorching hot days. I know of at least one dart frog breeder who did not have power for several days. I hope his frogs survived.
We have had some ups and downs in the frog room lately. Of all of the red trivitattus tads, none survived this time. It was very disappointing after trying so hard to keep them alive. They remain one of the most difficult and mysterious species to breed in captivity. Happily, we have three growing juveniles from our second clutch.
We also had our first clutch of bicolor eggs, none of which were good. However, that's not unusual for any first clutch. We had a few eggs from our red galacts, also their first. Those eggs did not make it either. At least I know theer are viable male/female groups in both.
On a brighter note, we have at least one vanzolini froglet and I suspect there is more than one. They are in a very heavily planted tank and tiny, so not very easy to spot. The parents have been with us for three years and the male called quite a bit, but I did not think they would ever produce. So keep an eye out for some vanzos for sale in about three or four months.
Our banded leucomelas continue to produce regularly and the orange lamasi are keeping up as well. The azureus pairs are not doing much right now.
We have a Repticon show in Columbia SC on July 14 & 15. We will also be at The Myrtle Beach Reptile Show, August 11 & 12 and at Repticon Charlotte, August 25 & 26. September will find us at Repticon ICe, September 15 & 16, which should be one of the biggest shows of the season.
As always, call or e-mail with any questions and for frog availability.
That's it for now.