Just how well can marshies hide?

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Just how well can marshies hide?

Postby Tin Lizzy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 pm

I moved my 2 SBTFs and 2 spotted marshies into a glamourous custom set-up (2 foot aquarium with fitted mousewire lid, ferns, gravel, fake rockwall, heating and designer pond) to cohabit with 5 frogs (more SBTFs, we think) I'm babysitting for a friend for 3 years. Previously mine had been in a large plastic bin I'd adapted with drainholes and flymesh lid and grass clumps shoved into leaf-litter-over-coir-peat. About the same size as the tank and they seemed happy enough. I could easily find them when I wanted.

Since the move, I rarely see any frogs even at night and I don't think I've seen either marshie for weeks. I haven't heard the male, either. Crickets do steadily disappear. Should I go digging up the gravel etc looking for little corpses, be patient, or assume they have somehow escaped?

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