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Apparently when raised in captivity they dont develop the poison as it comes from something in the native diet.
I was going to ask if I could dip my blowgun darts on the frogs back just for kicks
 

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Thanks for all the comments everyone, the frogs origionaly came from understory and are now breeding for me, I actually won a award for the viv back in the old forum days, britecube had a comp. Ill post some new pics up as I re did the viv about a week ago, took the stump out as it was always moldy.
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Apparently when raised in captivity they dont develop the poison as it comes from something in the native diet.
I was going to ask if I could dip my blowgun darts on the frogs back just for kicks
This is true, in the wild Poisonous Frogs eat a type of ant that is poisonous and they use that poison for their own defences out of their glands. And because in Cap. we usually feed them Crickets, and mealworms usually they don't get that poison from the ants that they need to produce that toxin.

I learned this at the Vancouver Aquarium day camp FTW !! :)
 

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This is true, in the wild Poisonous Frogs eat a type of ant that is poisonous and they use that poison for their own defences out of their glands. And because in Cap. we usually feed them Crickets, and mealworms usually they don't get that poison from the ants that they need to produce that toxin.

I learned this at the Vancouver Aquarium day camp FTW !! :)
this is somewhat true, I know no one who feeds meal worms or crickets to their dart frogs though, only wingless fruit flies.
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This is true, in the wild Poisonous Frogs eat a type of ant that is poisonous and they use that poison for their own defences out of their glands. And because in Cap. we usually feed them Crickets, and mealworms usually they don't get that poison from the ants that they need to produce that toxin.

I learned this at the Vancouver Aquarium day camp FTW !! :)
mites not ants

this is somewhat true, I know no one who feeds meal worms or crickets to their dart frogs though, only wingless fruit flies.
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