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Is this normal..?

Postby helen101 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:38 pm

Hi all!
The tank where I keep my G&GB frogs (teena and frodo) was moved this morning. Where it was put it caught direct sunlight. When I opened my tank to drop in some doomed morsels I noticed it was just like a greenhouse. Humid and warm. My frogs have turned very dark. To the point where I can't see Teena's (the one with green spots) green markings anymore.

Is this normal?
Is it okay for their tank to be in sunlight and create a greenhouse effect?

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Postby Evan » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:45 pm

Add some more ventilation. I have noitced that bell frogs that are at the water level in a swamp (where it is humid and warm) are dark brown. Those that are in the reeds, where it is breezy, are more colourful.

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Postby helen101 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:49 pm

Thanks Evan

I was just worried that I was cooking my frogs :(

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Postby Evan » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:59 pm

It probably gets much hotter in the wild (plus they sometimes like to sun bake). But to be safe, it should be well ventilated, especially as we get into summer.

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Postby helen101 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:02 pm

Thanks again Evan
And thanks for the quick reply :)

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Postby Evan » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:07 pm

No worries. I'm doing an assignment, and this is a quick means of procrastinating.

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Postby Ann » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:56 pm

Back to work young man!


Ooppss! Sorry, your not one of my teenage sons are you!
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Postby GrantW » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:56 pm

Yeah frogs do change their colour based on environmental conditions, I'm not exactly sure why, but I doubt its a sign of discomfort, just something that automatically happens, if you can measure the temperature in the tank and make sure its not over 30 or so (they can handle more but I think 30 would be high enough) and make sure its not in full sun all day long.


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