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ISBN:0793830133
Author: William Samples,Jack Wattley
ISBN13: 978-0793830138
Title: Poison Dart Frogs (Success With an Amphibian Pet)
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Language: English
Category: Biological Sciences
Publisher: Tfh Pubns Inc (November 1, 1999)
Pages: 80

Poison Dart Frogs (Success With an Amphibian Pet) by William Samples,Jack Wattley



by William Samples (Author), Jack Wattley (Author). This book is very concise at only 80 pages, but packed with useful information about keeping and breeding poison dart frogs. There is extensive information about setting up the terrarium, including appropriate and inappropriate plant selections, food sources and their breeding, and care and breeding of the frogs themselves.

Poison Dart Frogs (Success With an Amphibian Pet) by William Samples, Jack Wattley. This book is packed with useful information about keeping and breeding poison dart frogs. There is extensive information about setting up the terrarium, including appropriate plant selections, food sources and their breeding, and care and breeding of the frogs themselves. Exquisite photography.

Poison Dart Frogs (Success With an Amphibian Pet): ISBN 9780793830138 (978-0-7938-3013-8) Hardcover, Tfh Pubns Inc, 1999. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

1999 - Poison Dart Frogs (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 9780793830138 ISBN-10: 0793830133 Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math.

Poison dart frogs are quickly gaining popularity as great pets for people who wish to build a naturalistic vivarium in their home. Josh's Frogs, the largest breeder of poison dart frogs in the United States, provides this care sheet on why poison dart frogs make such great pets. Poison Dart Frogs come in all kinds of colors including blue, orange, red, black, bronze, yellow, and a host of other colors. Many dart frogs will showcase more than two colors in dots, stripes, and spots. There’s an option for everyone within the dart frog family. Just like with colors, there are sizing differences as well. While bigger is always better when building a terrarium, these animals can be kept in pairs in tanks as small a 10-gallon aquarium.

So, the poison dart frogs are animals that mankind uses almost as a tool to live in a very inhospitable area. They get the poison, however it's not a natural thing that comes out of their back. We've learned over the years that the frogs acquire this poison through a series of events. A small ant would eat the root of a plant, that ant would get eaten by another insect, and the frog would eat that insect and the toxins are passed on, possibly from the plant itself all the way through into the frogs body and therefore out of it's skin. That's how they make that poison.

These spectacularly colored frogs are native to Neotropical rain forests in many parts of the world. They lose their toxicity when kept in captivity. Titles in the growing Reptile and Amphibian Keeper’s Guides series present useful facts and expert guidance to owners of snakes, lizards, frogs, and other amphibians. Readers are advised on all aspects of ownership, from selecting good specimens and determining sex to breeding, feeding, providing correct housing, and health care

Since their discovery people have been fascinated with the beauty and danger they exhibit. In the wild poison arrow dart frogs eat a specific type of mite that lends them their neurotoxin protection. In captivity they are perfectly harmless, and pose no danger. Since they are not introduced to this food source they do not house their poisons any longer

In the past ten years the keeping of poison dart frogs has grown incredibly popular, however until now there has not been a publication so concise and easy to read. The species covered within this book are the most frequently kept and the information about them would enable virtually any hobbyist to successfully breed the species. Chapters covering tropical plants and vivarium design are all too often absent from would-be guides but are simply and clearly explained here. The photographic guides to various husbandry aspects are easy to follow and without them many a hobbyist would flounder. The section on medication would be a valuable aid for newly acquired frogs. Altogether an invaluable addition to information available on poison dart frogs.
Reviews: 4
Tekasa
This book is very concise at only 80 pages, but packed with useful information about keeping and breeding poison dart frogs. There is extensive information about setting up the terrarium, including appropriate and inappropriate plant selections, food sources and their breeding, and care and breeding of the frogs themselves. The more common species are covered in individual chapters, but minor species are omitted. The photography is exquisite and more than justifies the purchase price. I have read several similar references, but this clearly the most useful to the hobbyist.
fetish
Great book but overpriced
Cala
this is a great book for you interested out there. It talks about everything on the surface, but there is alot more things in depth not mentioned. Like the frogs all cost from $45 to $300, a drop of poison from the skin can kill about 200 adults...and so on. It is a very expensive pet and not recommended for beginners. As a professional herp breeder i don't recommend this pet to just anyone but the BOOK IS GREAT for everyone.
Beazezius
Nice little book, great content. I bought this book because I needed info on auratus breeding and tadpole care. This book covered all that as well as general care and a lot fascinating info about these animals out in the wild. They have different sections for different species and their specific requirements. Very handy book for anyone keeping dart frogs.