Colony Returns


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Updated 1/25/2006

Returning to the Colony

The females should stay out of the colony for 24 hours after egg collection. You should change the water twice a day during this time. She should then go into a "Returns" tank where you can watch her for several days before returning her to the main colony again. You can have the density of the "Returns" tank at 2 gallons per frog and the water should be changed daily. Provided her skin seems healthy, she is not bloated, and does not continuously hang at the top of the tank, she can go back in the main colony. We also like to increase the salt concentration of the return tank to 20 mM.  

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