What Name Means: Small Small walker
Size range: ___ to _____ inches ( to mm)
Average size of female: 0.47 - 0.60 inches (12 -
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
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,
Simulated rain: 10 seconds, 2 - 5 times a day
Adult population density: 5 - 6 pairs per 40 cm x 40 cm x 40
Average age in terrarium: ______years
Maximum age in terrarium: _______years
Behavior - outgoing or reclusive: Outgoing when food is
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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