Buscando a Wally
If I could be any frog I’d be a Pacman frog
Indeed—sitting around doing nothing while waiting for food sounds like a pretty sweet life.
So, I had an amazing birthday—thank you for all of the birthday wishes by the way :) I have been wanting to get into the amphibian scene for quite some time now and my younger sister researched, bought and collected materials for me to make a great enclosure for my new Pac Man frog named Chubbles.
I’m extremely excited even though they aren’t very active and just wanted to let you guys know of my new family member :)
Chubbles is currently 160 grams and I’m leaving him alone to settle in his new enclosure before any photos or behavior updates.
Anyways, does anyone have any tips or experiences with ornate horned frogs/ Pac Man frogs?
I would set this as a question but for some reason it doesn’t recognize the question mark and give me the option. So if you can reply to this or send me an ask, that’d be awesome!
Unfussy Female Poison Frogs Just Go For Closest Male
by Ed Yong
A female strawberry poison frog faces an abundance of choice when it comes time to breed. The forest floor is full of bright red males trying to attract her with their songs, and wrestling with other males to defend their territories. She could pick a suitor based on his size or health. She could weigh up the quality of his territory. She could judge him on the depth, volume or length of his croaking, any of which could indicate how strong he is.
Or she could just mate with the first male she finds.
That, rather anticlimactically, is exactly what happens. For all the effort that males put into attracting a partner, the only factor that seems to matter to the females is who’s nearest. And according to Ivonne Meuche from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, this strategy makes perfect sense for these frogs.
The strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) has become something of a celebrity among scientists studying frog behaviour. It’s easy to find because of its bright colours and tendency to hop about in the day. And it has lots of sex. On average, a female will only go for 4 to 5 days between partners…
(read more: Not Exactly Rocket Science - National Geo.)