24 JUN 2014
Endangered Western Leopard Toad
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Uncategorized | Amphibians | News
The Western Leopard Toad is classified according to the IUCN Red List as an Endangered species. It lives in Cape Town and the Agulhas Plain. As such it shares its home with millions of Capetonians. As toads go, it is larger than most and exquisitely marked. It happily co-exists with humans in the suburbs, and would be just another beautiful inhabitant of Cape Town if it were not for the fact that it is an explosive breeder! Every year, for a few days usually in August, toady goes a courting. This is unusual in that it is confined to less than a week a year. Thousands of toads migrate to suitable ponds. There the males snore and fight for the females. The females lay their eggs and depart, migrating back to their gardens. The exhausted males follow later when no more females arrive at the pools. Again, this would be perfectly natural were it not for the fact that we have built roads and highways all around their breeding ponds. And so every year there is a proble.. [More] western leopard toads.JPG
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17 MAY 2014
Beautiful Reptile Terrariums
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Aquael | Reptiles | Terrariums | Amphibians
What is a terrarium? A terrarium is a small contained eco-system used to grow plants. Small amphibians can be added, along with fish to make a rainforest type living habitat. The species of amphibians should be docile and reclusive such as frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. These amphibians remain small enough that they will not outgrow the terrarium. The type of plants used to fill your terrarium should be water loving bog plants. Moss, lichen, miniature ferns are good choices along with begonias and African violets. These soggy loving plants are manageable within a terrarium when pruned to prevent over growth. If fish are desired, add small species such as guppies. Guppies are great for terrariums since they eat water insects, waste matter and the mites that can breed within the moist environment. If fish are added to the amphibian terrarium, feed the amphibians often to keep them from eating the small fish as dinner. AQUAEL manufactures terrarium ki.. [More] ReptileTerrarium blog.jpg
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