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What about the Mossy frog ?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by vogelcommando, 14 Nov 2015.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Today I visited a Herp shop in Tilburg - the Netherlands ( de Kameleon ) and was surprised to see a little group of Vietnamese mossy frogs ( Theloderma corticale ). The shop-owner told me they where all males and that females are very rarely kept.
    I remember that several zoos have reported about the breeding of the species and that all young raised where males and a quick search on the internet also keep on mentioning the problem of the shortage of females.
    Are there any ZooChatters with experience with the species and any ideas what can be a solution for the problem ( food, temperature, light, humidity ?? ).
     
  2. temp

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    It's temperature and has been known for some years. Lower temperature = more females. Higher temperature = more males.
     
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    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much temp, a lot of new stuff for me !