Doyle's Dart Den


Photograph by Chris Miller
Phyllobates Bicolor
(last update 04/06/99)

What Name Means:  Phyllobates Bicolor  (phyllo = leaf / bates = climber / bi = two color)
Common Name:  Black leg poison dart frog

Physical Description
Size range:  1.27 to 1.65 inches (32  to 42 mm)
Weight range:  ____g
Average size of female:  inches  (______  mm)
Average weight of female:  ___g
Average size of male: _______ inches  (______mm)
Average weight of male:
How to identify sexes:
Description:  The back is uniformly yellow, orangeish red, or red and the legs are green to black.
Other Morphs:
Call:   Click HERE to hear a wav file of the call  recorded at the National Aquarium in Baltimore in 1997. This copy was obtained from the ARIZONA DENDROBATE RANCH.

Biotype and Distribution
Distribution:  Lowlands of western Colombia
Biotype:  25 - 1,525 meters
Population density:
Day Temperature:  ____
Night Temperature :  ____
Relative humidity during dry season:  ______ %
Rainy season:
Are frogs sitting in sunlight:
When is their active time:
What kinds of food in wild:

Recommended dimension:  29 gallon tank for unsexed adults/sub-adults and 10 gallon tanks for pairs  (Chris Miller)
Day Temperature: 85 F (26 C)
Night Temperature :  72 F (22 C)
Terrarium landscaping: Dense planting on one side, with coconut hut, and leaf litter, and the other side unplanted for hunting.  (Chris Miller)
Average age in terrarium:  ______years
Maximum age in terrarium:  _______years
Behavior - outgoing or reclusive:  Very bold, usually visible, but move little when not actively feeding or courting. (Chris Miller)
Parts of Vivarium occupied:  Rarely leave the ground (Chris Miller)
How often misted:  Every one two days (Chris Miller)

Eggs/clutch size:  3 -24 eggs
Where are eggs placed:  In the huts, when huts are full, they use leaf litter. (Chris Miller)
Sensitive to light:  No (Chris Miller)
Development time for eggs: 12 -14 days
Development time for tadpoles: 90 days
Percent of Eggs to develop into tadpoles: 85% (Chris Miller)
Percent of tadpoles that develop into froglets: 95 % (Chris Miller)
Percent of froglets that reach maturity: 100 (Chris Miller)
Age of maturity:  12 -16 months  (Chris Miller)
Food for tadpoles:  Sera Micron, Color enhancing fish food, mosquito larvae, and other similar bugs.  (Chris Miller)
Tadpoles kept singly or in groups:  group
Are F1 offspring different from wild caught parents:  Not usually  (Chris Miller)

Methods to induce breeding:  Dry period, followed by intense misting.  (Chris Miller)

General notes about specie:______________

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