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Monday, November 17, 2008

More kid pics 

Banded leucomelas. The Latin name means "white and black", which this species obviously isn't.

Banded leucomelas

Banded leucomelas

The toes on my Brazilian yellow head tinctorius are growing. In males, the front toe pads are larger than the back ones. In females, the difference is not so great. Boys here?

Brazilian yellow heads

This one is noticeably larger than the others, yet the toe pads aren't that broad. Females of this species are larger. Girl?

Brazilian yellow head

In this picture, it appears this one has a deeper body, another female characteristic. Or maybe it's just fat. Or maybe the camera angle. A split of 3 males and two females is perfect, as the females must be housed separately. 3:2 would give me a breeding trio to keep and breeding pair to sell.

Brazilian yellow head

The azureus pair. Still no good eggs.

d. azureus

An adult Pacific coast Panamanian auratus, also known as "green and bronze" or "turquoise and bronze". Here, in this photo, I can see the black markings beginning to turn tannish bronze as happens in adults.

d. azureus

A juvenile Pacific coast Panamanian auratus, notably greener. These frogs were mass imported in the years 2002-2004 - most died. The offspring - within a single clutch - vary from bright green through turquoise to bright blue, even brown sometimes as well as albino. (auratus means "gold" in Latin - there are no gold markings in any morph of this species. Go figure). Some lines have been selectively bred to emphasize a particular color and there is some controversy within the hobby whether different lines established from the same mass imports should be considered all the same morph or separate morphs.

d. azureus

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