Did you know that scientists study frogs to learn about many aspects of science? Scientists study frogs both in their natural habitats and in the laboratory to learn more about behavior, physiology, and chemistry. Your classroom frogs can also be used connect many different aspects of science.
Classrooms can adopt the Dyeing Poison Frog, Dendrobates tinctorius, which comes in many different colors and patterns. They are hardy, bold, they do well in groups, and are easy to care for.
Your Choice of Frog
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus' - Blue Poison Dart Frog
Azureus'. Formerly known as Dendrobates azureus until genetic testing proved D. azureus was another population of Dendrobates tinctorius. Commonly called the Sky Blue Poison Dart Frog, Blue Poison Arrow Frog, or the Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (based on an early belief that natives used brightly colored frogs to dye fabric).
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Azureus' is native to a very limited range in the Sipaliwini Savanna, located in southern Suriname. This large grassland is punctuated by 'forest islands', isolated pockets of jungle that occur along streams, where Azureus are found. It is estimated that the population of Azureus in the pet trade is several times larger than the wild population at any point in history.
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Blue' - Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Some individuals of this population which had more gray legs were once (and sometimes still are) referred to as Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Gray'. In the hobby, these poison dart frogs are commonly called powder blue tincs, or simply powder blues or powders.
Powder Blue' hails from the southwestern side of Suriname. Powder blues live east of the Tapanahony River, where the river originates Eilerts de Haan Mountains near Brazil. This locale is surrounded by typical 'Cobalt' looking tinctorius, and it obviously very closely related.
Dendrobates tinctorius 'Patricia' - Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
Dendrobates tinctorius ''Patricia'. Commonly the Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (based on an early belief that natives used brightly colored frogs to dye fabric). In the hobby, simply known as Patricias or Pats. Named after Patricia, owner of Vanishing Jewels, a now defunct dart frog breeder who operated in the United States in the late 1990s.
Dendrobates auratus 'Nicaraguan Green and Black"- Green and Black Poison Frog
Commonly called the Green and Black Poison Dart Frog. The species is commonly referred to as 'Nicaraguan Green and Black' in the United States frog hobby. Simply calling the species 'auratus' or 'Nic auratus' is fairly common, as well.
Dendrobates auratus 'Nicaraguan Green and Black' is native to Nicaragua. Generally found in humid lowlands, Nicaraguan Green and Black auratus seem to thrive in heavy layers of leaf litter, and are often found near streams or creeks. Specific locale data is not available.
What is Included in the Kit
We provide classrooms with a kit from Josh's Frogs, which includes all the items needed to house a happy and healthy frog.
This kit includes: