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    Maybe a stupid question but are those poisonous?
    I want to start with frogs/amphibians but I dont know any ease species to start with..
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    in the wild yes, in captivity no. their poison comes from some critter they eat, most likly and ant species. Mantellas and dart frogs are easy if their requirements are met i feed all mine fruit flies, rice flour beetles and odds and ends i find outside. do a search for and check out the Dendroboard.
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    Hey rattler, did you ever hear that the only known producer of the Mantella's toxin is some deep sea microbe or invertebrate or something? I always thought that was cool. Nice pics. How many do you have, just two? Expecting any tads?
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    i have 2 of the M. laevigata(green and blacks in the top pics, 1 male and 1 unkown sex), 4 of the M. madagascariensis(bottom pic, should be a 2.2 group), and 1 male M. betsileo. should have tads at some point but who knows
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    Mantella are egg tenders, right? I always thought that would be interesting to see. Good luck!
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    not sure. i dont think so for most species. some of the Dendrobates from central and south america will take care o the eggs. some species even feed unfertilied eggs to the growing tads
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    how can u buy fruitflies? and are they hard to keep? with feeding,cleaning etc etc..isnt dartfrogs poisonous wither in captivity?
    Need all the experience I can get...

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