This tank has been set up about three years now, and is home to 12 R. biolat. It measures 24x18x26. The background is cork and the substrate is 100% red infield clay. It has been more difficult recently to find egg clutches due to all the plant growth but there are a few puddles where the biolat regularly put tadpoles. Some of the larger plants including Mikania gauco, a forked Cyclanth from Ecuador, and some Ecuadorian Pileas. There are a few […]
For two years now I’ve been putting all my “stragglers” in this terrarium. Anything that isn’t doing well in my plant bins goes in here. The Bryophytes and orchids are just starting to come into their own, and this Pleurothallid is more or less always in bloom. There are also a trove of epiphytic ferns in here that I’m hopeful will create some nice colonies within the decade 🙂
Some shots of the R. biolat vivarium from this fall. Over the past two years I’ve probably placed close to 20 different Bryophyte species in here, and for a while they disappeared. Slowly, they have started to grow back and spread.
Having been so inspired by the forest of the Condor in southern Ecuador (where the only dart frog is Excidobates condor), I decided to do a mostly Ecuadorian biotope tank but with peruvian frogs (R. biolat). So far, the frogs have not noticed (shock!). A few months later with more plants added, most notably Dieffenbachia harlingii