Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Initiative 1; Part 3 | The #frogLAB

This is where we work with non-Panamanian species of frogs from Central and South America. If you saw the post from two days ago, you saw that our central Panama frogs are housed in isolation on the #FrogPOD It was hard to get a shot of all the enclosures, so I focused on these four. In these we keep Leaf Frogs (subfamily: #Phyllomedusinae ) Cruziohyla calcarifer, the Splendid Leaf Frog; C. craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog; Agalychnis moreletii, the Black-eyed Leaf Frog and Agalychnis spurelli, the Gliding Leaf Frog as well as two species of Glass Frog (family: #Centrolenidae ) Sachatamia albomaculata, the White-spotted Glass Frog and Cochranella granulosa, the Granular Glass Frog. Also in this room are other phyllomedusines such as Blue-sided Leaf Frog, Agalychnis annae; Red-eyed Leaf Frog, A. callidryas; Lemur Leaf Frog, Agalychnis lemur. We also have several morphs of Dendrobates tinctorius that we breed for research, exhibits and outreach - donating many of them to various 2nd Grade classrooms throughout metro Atlanta. The enclosures, like all the ones in the frogPOD are false-bottoms, plumbed and on auto misters powered by Mist King pumps. That way we can stimulate rainy, dry and intermediate seasons.