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post #611 of 1731 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 02:31 PM
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OOOOH!!!! My guess is the the Tubster is, in fact, a BOY!!! I could be wrong - but in the picture it looks like there are small pinkish 'pimple' under his arm? If there are, these are called post auxiliary subdermal glands - and only the males have them :) I'ts possible they could be different ages, and that could have something to do with the size differences, too?

You should feed them once daily, mine seem to prefer getting fed in the evening (which would be their feeding time in nature) and reward me with a ton of activity when I feed them at the start of their most active time of day. The 'rule' seems to be that once the frogs hit maturity (usually at around 9 months of age) to decrease feedings to every other or every third day . . . that said. . . I still usually feed mine once daily, cuz' I like to see them eat! But I've been trying to cut back to every other day lately. I'd really hate to over-feed them and cause any issues :)
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post #612 of 1731 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 02:34 PM
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Atilla knows when feeding time is coming up and starts swimming around the tank like crazy.

I see hit arm pit pimple (omg I sound so smart) too. Probably a boy.

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Girl, you just KNOW I LIVE to bust out the post auxiliary subdermal gland bit! NOTHING is more fun than using so many gigantic and hard-to-spell words. . . to say something. . . as simple as. . . ARMPIT PIMPLE!
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Oh, I see that now! XD I completely forgot about those, I was just looking at the body shape. I'll have to look for that when I feed them tonight. I have heard that females sometimes get them too, they're just smaller and less pronounced?

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*shrug* I've never read that before, but it could be! I'm sure you'll figure it out as they get older :)
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Oh, I'm hoping so! I just really hope I've got a male and a female, because then I won't have to worry about buying new frogs! XD But, Skinny has a lot of growing up to do. For all I know, Skinny's a she!

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I like armpit pimples! :O
But. . . WHAT do they do? Post= After. Auxiliary= help/support?. Subdermal= under the skin. Gland= stuff comes out of it.
Obviously, something with breeding. But what, Jes, what?

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Tubby definitely has those armpit pimples! I just looked, and they're on both sides. Skinny doesn't have them yet, but he/she could be stunted and/or younger. But, hopefully Skinny is female :D

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The funny thing? The mysterious and mythological "THEY" that rule our universe aren't even SURE!!! They think it has something to do with mating. . .
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Lol... Wow, I'm just going to be over here... XD back to work!! *zips away to continue answering phones*

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