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    Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    I've gotten conflicting information on the temps and humidity needed for my frogs. Is 82 degrees too hot? What is the hottest they can get? Should the humidity be between 80-90?
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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    Care can be fairly generalized, but what species are you planning on keeping?
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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    I don't have their scientific names but this is what I have and I hope you can tell the type by the names:

    Yellow Back
    Citronella
    Powderblue

    Here are pictures:





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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    D. tinctorius. Good choice, nice bold frogs, they should be very visible in the viv.
    Up to 80 degrees. They can easily handle down to 65 at night. Humidity should remain high, but that's a delicate balance between spraying, water, air flow and mold. My starting dart tanks were quite interesting at first with trying to figure out how to do this.

    The breeding thing will be troublesome for many, because it'll muddy things up, but I'm not looking to lecture or scold.
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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    Quote Originally Posted by qiksilver View Post
    D. tinctorius. Good choice, nice bold frogs, they should be very visible in the viv.
    Up to 80 degrees. They can easily handle down to 65 at night. Humidity should remain high, but that's a delicate balance between spraying, water, air flow and mold. My starting dart tanks were quite interesting at first with trying to figure out how to do this.

    The breeding thing will be troublesome for many, because it'll muddy things up, but I'm not looking to lecture or scold.
    Thanks Mike! I really have no interest in breeding so that shouldn't be a problem. During the day the tank gets between 81-83 but cools down to the mid 70's at night. How would you recommend cooling the tank down if necessary? I have a very shallow water bowl that I've noticed they kind of sit in and I thought maybe that's how they cool off. The light fixture gives off some heat so I've been turning it off when it gets to be about 83.

    I've thought about the mold issue too because I thought there was an odd film on the plants on the bottom when I brought the tank home. I misted it and that seemed to make it go away. I've had them less than a week and they are very active and all eat when I feed them (twice a day).

    I truly appreciate any help or suggestions you have to offer.
    Laurie

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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    Oh.... My.... GOD!!!!!!!! they are the cutest of the cute!!!!!

    I'd really love to have some dart frogs someday, Ive had my eyes on them for a couple years now..

    Good luck with yours, you picked out some cute ones!
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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    Quote Originally Posted by filly77 View Post
    Oh.... My.... GOD!!!!!!!! they are the cutest of the cute!!!!!

    I'd really love to have some dart frogs someday, Ive had my eyes on them for a couple years now..

    Good luck with yours, you picked out some cute ones!
    Thanks! They are so easy to care for and they have doubled in size now. I'll post more pictures soon. They are little fatties now!
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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    I look forward to the pics
    0.1 ♥♥♥Mojave, Peyote ♥♥♥
    1.0 Pastave,
    1.0 Ghost, Marley
    1.0 Pastel Male, Houdini
    0.2 Normals, Violet & Indigo
    1.1 Het Hypos, Striker & Charger
    1.0 German Shepherd Dog, Apollo
    0.1 Chihuahua, Brooklyn
    0.2 Min Pins, Isis & Vixen
    0.2 Cats, Spook and Miffy
    0.0.3 Super Blue Dendrobates Auratus
    rats, 0.2 'tiels, ~sings~ and a partridge in a pear tree..
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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    I had the same problem with temps, so I made a vented light hood using 40mm fans, with a fan blowing in and a fan blowing out. It brought my viv temps down to just above room temperature.
    What are these mojavas I keep hearing so much about?

    J. W. Exotics

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    Re: Poison Dart Frogs - Temp and Humidity

    Quote Originally Posted by PythonWallace View Post
    I had the same problem with temps, so I made a vented light hood using 40mm fans, with a fan blowing in and a fan blowing out. It brought my viv temps down to just above room temperature.
    Thanks Jake!
    Laurie

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