Dendrobates tinctorius azureus

Keeping and breeding Dendrobates Tinctorius

Dendrobates tinctorius is a colorful poison dart frog popular among amphibian enthusiasts. They are active and showy animals that can be kept and bred in captivity. In this blog we take a closer look at keeping and breeding Dendrobates tinctorius.

Habitat and way of life
Dendrobates tinctorius occurs naturally in the rainforests of South America, especially in Suriname and French Guiana. In the wild, these frogs live near water, such as streams and rivers. They are active during the day and feed mainly on small insects and other invertebrates.

If you want to keep Dendrobates tinctorius, you need to create a terrarium that is suitable for their lifestyle. This can be a terrarium of at least 60 x 45 x 60 cm for a single pair. The terrarium should be set up with lots of live plants and hiding places. A water bowl or pond is essential for humidity.

Temperature and humidity
Dendrobates tinctorius is a heat-loving species and the temperature should be kept between 22 and 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity should be high, between 70 and 100 percent. A fog generator or sprinkler system can help to maintain the humidity level.

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Dendrobates tinctorius is an insectivore and their diet should consist of small insects such as fruit flies, small crickets and springtails. The diet should be varied to ensure a balanced diet.

Dendrobates tinctorius is relatively easy to breed in captivity. It is important to have a pair of different individuals to ensure genetic diversity. The breeding season runs from January to August. The female lays her eggs on leaves or in the water dish and the male then fertilizes them. The larvae hatch and need to be fed with special frog powder to keep them healthy.

Dendrobates tinctorius is a colorful and interesting species to keep and breed. It is important to provide proper housing, nutrition, temperature and humidity to ensure their well-being. By keeping these poison dart frogs in captivity, we contribute to the conservation of the species and reduce pressure on their wild populations.

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