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Culturing small food


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Posted by kyle1745 on April 23, 2003 at 21:26:37:

In Reply to: Culturing small food posted by Homer1 on April 23, 2003 at 19:05:10:

I also have to vote for Leucs. They were my first frogs, after a lot of people telling me to start with them. They are great, and very active.

Kyle

:You might have a larger variety of food items available to azureus, but I personally think that culturing melanogasters and springtails are two of the easiest food items. Once you have a strong culture of springtails going (takes about a month), you have a nearly endless supply, and can start making up more cultures from there, if you like.

:Drosophila melanogaster (the smaller of the two fruit flies commonly available in the hobby) have a shorter life cycle, and therefore can be turned over more quickly than the hydei. I've never kept imitators, so I can't speak to anything more, but the food items seem pretty easy.

:That said, you've got to love the fact that D. tincorius, often referred to as "tincs", (to which azureus is closely related) are voracious eaters and bold. Plus, I like the fact that they get pretty large. I decided on some New River Tincs because they are essentially the same coloration as azureus, a little cheaper, and grow larger. For me, that's a winning combo. Several people swear by D. leucomelas as a great starting frog, too. You have quite a variety of options available between the different morphs of tincs and the other frogs listed.

:Best of luck, whatever you decide.

:Homer

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::i myself would say to go with an Azureus. Theyre alot bolder, eat a larger variety of foods that are readily avaliable, with an imitaor youd have to worry bout htings like culturing springtails, small fruitflies, parasitic wasps. as with the Azureus u can does fruitflies, small crickets 1/8th in size, small wax worms, micromealworms,so forth. just easier all around. once u get the hang of it pick up some imitators. theyre easy as well, just some experiance would help you deal with the imitators.

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