aka Dart Poison Frogs
Species: Phyllobates, Dendrobates, Epipedobates
Minyobates and Aromobates
For a complete list of dendrobates species, see Anthony Hundt's Frog Page.
- Phylobates bicolor; (subadults), acquired January 14, 1998 from Eric Anderson;
P. bicolor: a terrestial frog from western Colombia. It fairly large (32-40mm) (females larger than males) in length and has a uniform goldern yellow or orange back and sides with black legs and belly. P. bicolor is closely related to P. terribilis (with only 300 km. separating their known ranges). Common name is the "Black Legged Poison Frog".
- Phylobates vitattus; (tadpoles), acquired FrogDay 97 (Sept. 15, 1997) from Anthony Hundt;
P. vitattus inhabits the low growing vegetation of the lowland forests on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The maximum size of an adult females is 31 mm; males are somewhat smaller. This species is primarily black with bright metalic reddish-orange or golden dorsal stripes starting at the pelvis going to its head, around its nose, and back down to the other side. The legs are black, speckeled with gold, green and turquoise. Common name is "Golfodulcean Poison Frog".
- Dendrobates azureus; (6; subadults), acquired FrogDay 98 (Sept. 5, 1998) from Anthony Hundt; four separate blood lines: Gualtieri, Marshall, Pulawski and Wattley
D. azureus: a (mostly) terrestrial frog found inn relic forests on the Sipaliwimi savannah of southern Surinam. D. azureus is one of the larger poison frog (38mm to 45 mm (1-3/4 in) SVL. It is light blue to cobalt blue with small to large black spots on the head, back and sides. The common name is "Blue Poison Frog" or "Azure Poison Frog".
Here is a list of the plants (both epiphitic and terrestial) that I grow in my terrariums/vivarium. For lighting, I like
triphosphor bulbs (Triton, Corallife, Pen Plax) with high CRI and lumens. A great source for plants is T & C Terrariums
in Flordia: [firstname.lastname@example.org; URL at bottom of page].
- Neoreglia "Fireball" Medium to bright light; 8-10 inches high; bright red to green.
- Neoreglia lillputania Meduim to bright light; 3 inches high; green w/ red stripes /spots.
- Neoreglia ampullacea Meduim to bright light; 6"; similar to lillputania.
- Neoreglia "Pepper" Medium light; 6"; green w/red spots.
- Aechmea gamosepala Medium to bright light; 8-10 inches; green
- Vriesea 'Pinkert'
- Ficus pumilia, Ficus repens AKA: Creeping Fig; good background cover.
- Arrowhead vine Nice accent plant; grows as clump initially, then trailing vine.
- Coffee arabica Dark green leaves; requires pruning to keep small.
- Peperomia obtuelfolia Baby rubber plant; see above.
- Ludisla discolor Jewel Orchid; low light/high humidity; maroon leaves w/gold veins (very nice).
- Dendroblum sp. Pale green leaves; new addition 10/98.
- Selaginella sp. Club moss. I also get a variety of other mosses/ferns places. Some I buy, others I collect.
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