No, Darcie, albino eyes are red/pink because there is no pigment in them. The blue/silver eyes indicates a lack of dark pigment, hence the reason babies have blue eyes their pigment cells are not functional until some time after birth, this is the same reason babies don't have freckles. The default pigment for eyes is blue/silver, the structure of the eye has nothing to do with it. The reason my snake has yellow and orange is because there are multiple pigment processes in snakes (and many other organisms.) He lacks the dark pigments that normally make corn snakes grey, black, brown, etc with dark eyes but he still has the yellow/orange pigments. There are reciprical mutants that lack the yellow/orange pigmants but still retain the grey, black, brown.Originally Posted by [b
Back to your frogs. When I said they could live for a month off their tails I did not mean that the tail would stick around that long. I meant that the energy the derive from adsorbing their tails can sustain them for a month. Kind of like the hump on a camel.
Now for the housing of the beasties. I have always been a naturalist with my pets and believe that captive animals do better when they are in someplace that mimics the wild. I would suggest a total overhaul on your set up. Here is what I would do:
Take a ten gallon tank and get a piece of plexi-glass cut to fit the top. Now measure it along the long axis, mark the half way point and then cut. Tape the pieces back together creating a hinge (duct tape is best for this but it is rather ugly.) Now tape the taped together plexi and set it on the top of the tank and tape the remaining three sides of one half to the tank with clear packing tape. You now havea top that hinges open. Now take the tank and stand it on end and you have a hinged front plate that swings down from the top.
For the next step, take some silicon caulk (you can buy it at a pet store) and use it to glue some plastic aquarium plants to the celing of the tank. I prefer to use natural coloured ones, again for the realism aspect. Because gravity will be woring against you I suggest that you flip the tank 180 so that the top is now the bottom. You will have to wait for the caulk to dry 24 hours before moving on.
After the caulk is dry flip the tank back up and place a couple inches of moist fine coir or peat in the bottom. Add some rocks and bark and leaves for decoration/hiding places and maybe a small dish of water. Now toss your froglettes in and some food stuff for them and use a piece of dogeared tape to hold the top in place.
The reason I like this kind of set up is because it gives the frogs what they want. Grey's (like all treefrogs) are arborial and like to have a lot of vertical distance to move around. The plants hanging fromthe celing will give them something to climb on and hang from and hide in and hunt in. And if they really wnat to hang out on the bottom of the tank there are places to hind there too. You have easy access to the tank through the top hinged segment and if you rotate the tank 90 it hides that part from view (if you are really offended by the tape everywhere.) I like to mist every couple days to keep humidity high.