male and females plz

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male and females plz

Postby djben1 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:51 pm

how do i identify male and female in green tree and red eye frogs thcx

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Postby Eipper » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:56 pm

Djben,

The males have nupital pads (usually on the inside of the arms) to provide grip when in amplexus. In some species these pads are a different colour to the adjacent skin.

Also the females are generally silent (can still make distress calls) while adult males can be quiet vocal.

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Postby samehada » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:31 pm

2 of my guys croak but dont have any nuptual pads and its breeding season?

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Postby djben1 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:14 pm

wats a nupital pad?

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Postby Waylander » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:12 am

Eipper wrote:
The males have nupital pads (usually on the inside of the arms) to provide grip when in amplexus.



I imagine they are just area's of skin which are a slightly different texture or colour :? .

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Postby Edgee » Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:09 am

You're pretty much right about that.
They tend to be dark brown and even almost black in some cases.
They are found on what would be considered to be the back side of the 'thumb' and both redeyes and gtfs definitely get them.
As samehada has said, just because they're croaking, doesn't mean they will have them and vice versa but either way, you know it's a male if it croaks or has nuptials.


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