Hyperolius fusciventris ranges throughout Middle and West Africa, and occurs and Sierre Leone, Guinea, Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. The ‘burtoni’ type occurs from Ghana to Nigeria. I got these frogs in 2013 or so, for a sad $7 each from an importer. They arrived in the dead of winter […]
Ranitomeya uakarii have have only been legally available recently through Understory Enterprises, although in the past the pressure on wild populations due to smuggling is estimated to have been low. Their range is rather large, and they have been found throughout the Amazon basin in southern and central Peru, western Brazil, Colombia, and central Guyana. They […]
Frogs Dendrobates leucomelas Heterixalus madagascariensis Hyperolius fusciventris ‘burtoni’ Ranitomeya biolat Ranitomeya sirensis ‘Pachitea Yellow’ Ranitomeya uakarii ‘gold legged’ Sachatamia albomaculata
These frogs just came in today from Understory Enterprises, and look wonderful! They are bigger and yellower than I thought, with those amazing yellow bellies 🙂 They are bold so far, with 3 out of 4 spending most of the day out on the exposed cork background.
I found this Ranitomeya uakarii tadpole dangling from a Costus amazonicus today. I’m not sure how it ended up here as I check the tank daily and this tadpole looks to be about 10 days old. My best guess is that this Costus grows so fast, the egg was laid in a newly formed leaf […]
I’ve not been keeping this species for long (only a few months), and was horrified to notice one day that my male had developed what looked to be a severe eye infection in his right eye. Just a day prior, all had looked completely normal. As I write this, it has now been almost five […]
This is one of the most widely distributed jumpers in the US, and commonly referred to as the ‘Bold Jumping Spider’. Males reach 6-13mm, and females 9-18mm. The one below was found in my house, climbing on the walls. Immediately when put into a jar with two crickets, she hunted and consumed them both within […]
This jumper is common in California but occurs throughout the PNW and SW. It is harder to photograph than many jumpers as it likes to constantly be hidden. Photographing this spider on a leaf, it quickly scrambled to the opposite site or in a folded crevice of the leaf. In captivity it is easy to […]
This is a female Phiddippus adumbratus from California, collected by a friend who finds them on crates of grapes. In the comments section, Matt suggested the rotting grapes attract flies and other insects, making finding prey easier. And climbing out of her terrarium, Here she is guarding her nest web, with newly hatched slings. The […]
a tadpole that was deposited in a clay bottomed puddle of the terrarium,
At approximately six months, 9g At 11 months, 13g Nearing adult size, with the female at 18g and male at 13g.