Frequently Asked Questions
Which frogs should I order for oocyte injections or
Most researchers request the wild type.
What is the difference between HCG injected and oocyte
HCG IMP XL injected frogs are injected with a primary
dosage of HCG before shipment anywhere between 1-4 weeks
prior to shipment. This is done to your
specifications. This is a protocol used by some
researchers to try and mature all oocytes inside of
ovaries to the same stage. OP IMP XL are frogs are tested
by squeezing them to check mature oocytes.
Which frogs should I order for breeding or natural
XL FM are smaller and younger. They require less hormone
for sucessful matings.
What is the difference between wild type and lab bred
wild collected animal can be up to twice the size of a
lab reared frog thus producing twice as many viable
oocytes. A lab bred frog is smaller more ideal for
small rack systems.
How soon can we use the frogs after we receive?
can use as soon as the day you receive.
Why do you think the frogs I presently have are not
Stress. Frogs require a clean enviroment, good diet, have
lots of room to swim ( 2-5 gal per adult) , places to
hide and to relax.
Why do oocytes that look healthy die?
A. Harvested oocytes should be kept
at 18 degrees C. Frogs kept in captivity often
stop producing new viable oocytes unless they are
sexually active. Freshly imported frogs rarely
have necrotic oocytes due to normal courtship and
stimulation in the wild.
The frogs in the lab are not eating. What is the cause?
Most often we find that it is a stress factor. An
uncomfortable temperature, bright lighting and no hiding
places, fast circulating water, vibrations, loud sounds,
over crowding, poor water quality, even sometimes a
food that is unappealing to the frogs. Newly acquired frogs often do not
eat until few days after arrival. It is best to feed
frogs diet we feed. SFF.
Individual frogs not
eating should be quarantined and observed.