Doyle's Dart Den


Minyobates minutus

What Name Means:  Small Small walker
Common Name:

Physical description
 Size range: ___   to _____ inches ( to mm)
 Average size of female: 0.47 - 0.60 inches  (12 - 15 mm)
 Average size of male: 0.43 - 0.55 inches  (11 - 14 mm)
 How to identify sexes:  ______________________________________
 Description: Black/brown basic color with some orange, coppery dorso-laterial stripes, blue on the    belly.
 Call:  Similar to a cricket

Biotype and distribution
Distribution: Panama (Dorien to el Valley) and northwest Columbia.
Biotype:  Found in forest leaf litter in rain forests between 100 m to 700 m.
Population density:  1 pair/sq meter
Relative humidity during dry season: about 80 %
Rainy season:  January to March
Are frogs sitting in sunlight:  Prefer open spaces but not in direct sunlight.
When is their active time:  Morning and evening, 7 AM to 11 AM and 3 PM to 5 PM
What kinds of food:  Ants, mites, springtails, and small fruit flies.

Recommended dimension:  L = 12 in. (30 cm) W= 12 in (30 cm) H= 12 in (30 cm)
Terrarium landscaping:  Bottom with java moss, roots, leaves, and stones.
Simulated rain:  10 seconds, 2 - 5 times a day
Adult population density: 5 - 6 pairs per 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm terrarium.
Average age in terrarium:  ______years
Maximum age in terrarium:  _______years
Behavior - outgoing or reclusive:  Outgoing when food is present.

Eggs/clutch size:  One to two, rarely three.
Where are eggs placed:  Between leaves.
Sensitive to light:  No
Development time for eggs: 15 - 20 days
Development time for tadpoles:  50 - 60 days
Food for tadpoles: Fish flake food
Tadpoles kept signally or in groups: signally
Are F1 offspring different from wild caught parents: No.

Methods to induce breeding:_____________

General notes about specie:______________

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Sources of information:
This information was published in the American Dendrobatid Group's Newsletter dated January - March 1997 #31and regenerated here by permission of the ADG, and Bern Pieper, author.

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