Authored by John F. Taylor of Reptile Apartment History and Care of the Tomato Frog In 1906, French explorer and ornithologist Alfred Grandidier was awarded the Royal Geographic Society’s Founder’s Medal in honor of his 40-year career exploring and documenting the island of Madagascar. At the RGS induction ceremony held in London, the Society described […]
Authored by John F. Taylor of Reptile Apartment The Discovery and Care of the Common Surinam Toad In 1699, 52-year-old Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) travelled from her home in Amsterdam to the distant Dutch colony of Suriname. For much of her adult life the German-born entomologist and illustrator had been quietly pursuing scientific research, including […]
These diminutive creatures (very seldom more than five centimeters) are found in Central American and South American rain forests. Their diet in the wild consists of ants, termites, small spiders, and other small insects. These incredible frogs are diurnal and require little as far as care and maintenance. If you were considering a vivarium I would personally encourage anyone to obtain these animals. As they will make a great addition to and add colors to your lushly planted tank.