Frogs?

bonsaiman2May 23, 2006

I have three treefrogs living in my pitcher plant.

Will they breed? Don't the digestive juices pose any problems with the frogs? Apparently not, they have been there for two weeks.

I think it's pretty cool.

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xymox(CA)

i've read about frogs renting pitcher plants' pitchers for a reason; to catch insects for themselves. frogs have also been found in Heliamphora's pitchers as well. i also read that pitcher plants don't end up losing either. usually after frogs eat the insects, they usually allow their droppings to fall onto the pitcher plant's pitchers, this way , they also get 'some' nutrients from the insects body fluids.. errr so i've read. but it does make sense why frogs usually poop inside the pitchers. what a cycle huh?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 11:23PM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

The forum member called Back2eight might be of help. She keeps tomato frogs.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2006 at 2:14PM
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fly_traper

this pic is from a past post.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 12:22PM
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back2eight(South MS)

The frogs should be happy there. I have no idea what it would do to eggs if they laid eggs in there, I would remove them and try to raise them myself if possible, just in case. I have heard of tadpoles morphying out in the pitchers, though.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 9:25PM
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fly_traper

its not my pic i found it in the gallery . the thread is called free lunch

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 9:45PM
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xymox(CA)

won't the tadpoles become digested by the fluids inside the pitchers?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2006 at 12:50AM
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