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D. T. Regina

Posted by Dart Frog on May 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Dendrobates tinctorius Regina

Found in eastern French Guiana, east of the town named Regina. They initially were called "Giant Orange" but do not get as large as true "Giant Orange." For years in the USA, these specimens were called "Giant Oranges" and probably inter-bred. They are nonetheless a large tinctorius with an orange crest in some specimens. They have variable amounts of yellow coloration with blue reticulations under the chin, in their cloaca area and on the hind legs. This is a different population than the Giant Orange tinctorius, differing by the blue color, pattern and distribution (blue leg markings on the Regina morph). These Regina tinctorius have a darker blue markings under the chin and in the cloacal area. The blue markings are a larger reticulated pattern than seen in the Giant Oranges. Be aware in Europe many breeders call Regina and Giant Orange one frog. In the USA, there has been confusion over discriminating the two. Many breeders call their Regina tinctorius-Giant Orange and vis versa

D.T. Giant Orange

Posted by Dart Frog on May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Dendrobates tinctorius Giant Orange

Found in eastern French Guiana between the towns of Regina and Saul. They are large and have large amounts of yellow coloration with blue reticulations under the chin, in their cloaca area but not on the hind legs. Some specimens have an orange crest, hence their name. This is a different population than the "Regina" tinctorius.

The Giant Orange tinctorius tend to have more yellow coloration, especially on their sides and back. In addition, they have a similar distribution of blue color under the chin and in the cloacal area, but have a lighter shade of blue and more fine blue webbing pattern instead of the larger blue reticulations seen in the Regina morph. Be aware in Europe many breeders call Regina and Giant Orange one frog. In the USA, there has been confusion over discriminating the two. Many breeders call their Giant Orange tinctorius-Regina

 

 

(Mites) HomeCleanse Allergy spray

Posted by Dart Frog on February 14, 2011 at 6:24 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Been using Allergy spray for the mite paper to keep out the mites from the fruit fly cultures.  I spray once every 2 weeks on the same piece of paper and put the fruit fly cultures on top.  Been working very well on my cultures and the bottle of spray lasts a long time (350ml).  It says on the instructions that you only need to spray once per month but i like to do it every 2 weeks.  The way it works is if any mites walk on the place you have sprayed it hardens there shell and the mites can not re-produce babies.  Its safe and a natural product to use and that's why i like it better that the other mite sprays on the market.  It has in it Eucalyptus and Ylang Ylang and it smells ok.

 

From http://www.biolife-international.co.uk

 

At the moment you get 2 of the HomeCleanse Allergy Spray Each: Price 12.20 GBP & you get Free P & P

Wingless fruit flies from www.livefoodsdirect.co.uk

Posted by Dart Frog on February 13, 2011 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Just got some cultures of wingless fruit flies from www.livefoodsdirect.co.uk so far looking mite free but will be keeping a close eye on them as it looks like it was made up last week so needs a bit of time to tell if the cultures i got are ok. They cost me (Buy 6 for £1.60 each) (Excl. Vat).

For the lids on my new cultures i cut to lid size thin cotton from old clothing t-shirts as i think this is the best as it helps to keep out the mites, also the very small flying pest flies from dropping there eggs through the lid cover as other types of lid covers have holes that are to large like ladies tights and curtain material and letting in un-wanted pests.


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