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  1. skinnybonedog

    skinnybonedog Member

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    Hi All,

    Super excited to have found this forum. Have kept orchids for about 12 years. It all started because of frogs.....you can see some orchids I have or have had and frogs at the link below. I just recently stopped keeping frogs and filled all the tanks with orchids. The frogs plus the orchids were just taking up too much time. I am sure I will do the frogs again one day but for now I plan to work with just the orchids. Look forward to learning even more here and "meeting" some more addicts!

    http://www.frognet.org/gallery/TammysFrogs

    There is an orchid section...

    Tammy
     
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    Hi Tammy,

    Welcome to OI! I have frogs too, except it was the other way around for me. The orchids got me into frogs. You've got great taste in frogs. Thumbs and obligates are my favorite. Those standard lamasi are stunning!

    Looks like you had a very nice collection. What's the name of the orchid in pic 16? The one in the intermedius viv.
     
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    Nice orchidarium.
     
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    Ahhh, photo number 16....Trias species....and since I lost it a long time ago I don't remember which species but I did get it from Andy. I wish he still had them....I should send him an email as ask or hit him up at the next orchid show. I love that plant....I don't remember what happened to it.

    The standard lamasi are my all time favorite....except for lehmanni.....I did have two juvi lehmanni at one time from a well know breeder. My studio was too hot and I lost them....so sad. I actually bred the standard lamasi which are pretty tough to get going. But again, the studio I was in at the time had no ac and an unknown hot spell came through and lost almost all of them. I swore I would not get any more frogs until I had ac....I didn't but over the years, I just wanted to start putting time into some other things. I still adore them and am sad they are gone. What kind of frogs do you have??

    Tammy
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Tammy, where are you located? The lehmanni is a beautiful frog. We can only hope a place like UE can bring in some CB legal specimens through one of their projects. The standard lamasi are something I'd like to get at some time in the future. Currently, I have two juvi Almirante pumilio, one male orange lamasi, a female standard imi, two El Cope auratus, and a trio of Hypsiboas punctatus.

    I've got some pictures in a thread in the pets and wildlife section on here.
     
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    I am in San Diego. Yep, lehmanni is super awesome....love the way they walk. The only reason I was able to get them was I knew Thomas Vilegas (you might have heard of him but I don't think he works with frogs anymore....but he was one of the big well known breeders and had an amazing collections of rare frogs). Standard lamasi are super cute and the coolest thing is the tads...when they develop they get yellow on them pretty early and they look really neat. Pumilio are cool too. Thomas gave me some tiny tads of a blue pumilio that he could not care for I actually fed them myself with azureus eggs that I was doing very well breeding. Really neat to watch the tads latch onto the eggs and engulf them. I love them all....you will find, or maybe you already know, they are super addicting just like orchids :)

    Tammy
     
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    Sorry it took so long to reply to this. I just got started back at school and last week was pretty crazy. The frogs are addicting, but they're some of the most interesting animals I've owned. I'm actually picking up a Cristobal pumilio tomorrow to add to the collection. It's a shame Thomas isn't around anymore. I wonder what happened to his lehmanni. The larger egg feeders truly fascinate me. There are a few people locally who keep histos, and they've even have some success with breeding.

    Were you able to morph out the pumilio tads or did you eventually lose them?