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    I feed them fruit flies ones a day. They eat a ton about 30 to 40 flies a day.

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    What do you feed them to make them poisonous? I got some darts I want to rub on their backs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    Well no one knows for sure but one of the best hypothesis is that dendrobatids need a certain precursor alkaloids found only in plants, to produce their toxins. They are able to these precursors by eating insects that in turn have been eating plants containing these toxins.

    hope that makes sense

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    I believe the monarch butterfly/milkweed would be an example of this.

    Jeremiah, wouldn't it be easier to feed him something bigger? Do crickets or mealworms not work? Just wondering...
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    "Jeremiah, wouldn't it be easier to feed him something bigger? Do crickets or mealworms not work? Just wondering..."

    Yeah it would but these are very small frogs they are about 1 inch (they get about 1 1/2 to 2 inches) so I would have to feed the 1/16 to 1/8 inch crickets. No pet store near me sells them that small so I would have to order them. I would have to get 500 to 1000 at once so a lot of them would be to big by the time I was ready to feed them. Fruit flies are really not that hard to culture so I will just do that for now.

    thanks for the idea
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    That is a beautiful little frog Jeremiah. I have been fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time in the cloud forests of Costa Rica where a number of species of "dart" frogs are part of the ecosystem. I have seen the famous "Golden Arrow" frog a number of times but that was over fifteen years ago and alas they are probably extinct by now. I was there again last may and the frogs population has crashed...no one knows why.
    The whole area is a huge tourist draw now and I suspect that is the reason...along with collecting.

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    1 of 4 tinc patricia morphs

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    I love your frog

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