The subject says half of it. When feeding small frogs fruit flys..how the heck do you keep them at frog level? They are the flightless kind, but that doesn't mean they stay on the ground! I am guessing a light outside at the bottom of the aquarium (mad frog might not feed), a paper towel or other substance under the screen to keep them in (still not down and little to no circulation), or a piece of fruit in the bottom. Option 3 seems to be the way to go, but what is safe to use? Does it matter? I have googled my butt off and the actual art off feeding isn't listed in great detail that I can find.I also have yet to figure out the species. My brother caught the frog in Mid state Virginia and brought it to me in the SW of VA. I have had him a week now since I didn't want to turn him out being dehydrated and scared I'm sure after the ride. (My brother thought he was doing me a favor and has since been scolded :-D ) I have been feeding him pinhead crickets and he seems to be eating ok.

But not knowing the species means not knowing the diet, temperature, terrain, etc. I have a 20 gallon aquarium that was empty. TEMP: 70-75 at least 50% humidity and a hide and also a small basin of water. I have seen him in the water, but not very often. Here is a link of a frog that looks similar to him.
http://morro-bay.com/outdoor/chorro-flats-floodplain/brown-tree-frog-from-fl oodplain.jpg But the only broen tree frog I found on google was in Australia. Any ideas of small brown frogs that would be found in Virginia? I will take some pics later this afternoon, I have rambled enough and work comes early in the morning.
Thanks in advance for any input,
Kenneth
The subject says half of it. When feeding small frogs fruit flys..howthe heck do you keep them at frog level? ... have googled my butt off and the actual art off feeding isn't listed in great detail that I can find.

My experience has been that if you place them in a jar first and put it in the freezer for 3-4mins, they slow down alot and then you can drop them in to the tank. Slower moving flies are easier flies to catch. Also works well for the winged kind. Use a small tank with a fine mesh top. Make a hole in the side and put some sort of plug into it. When you want to take some out, remove the plug and place a jar over the hole. Then cover the jar and place in in the freezer like I mentioned above. This also slows them enough that you can place the jar into the tank and open it and still have time to close the tank before the flies can escape.
Stole the idea from:
The Interpet Manual of Lizards and Snakes
By: Marc Staniszewski
One of the many herp related books I own.
Rob
The subject says half of it. When feeding small frogs fruit flys..how the heck do you keep them at frog level? They are the flightless kind, but that

If you dust the flies with vitamin powder they're less able to climb the glass of the tank. Dumping them right in front of the frog in the evening (where
and when they're most likely to be eaten immediately) help too.
Otherwise, perhaps you can find some pinhead crickets?

To help ID your frog:
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1m6wp/anurans.htm
Keep in mind that many of the treefrogs and
several of the ranids are adept at turning
from a lovely shade of green to a lovely
shade of brown when stressed.
Look carefully at any markings that may be
obscured by the brown color. Noticing
whether or not your frog can stick to
the glass will help rule out all quite
a few contenders.
Also - the link you provided didn't work for me.
-Z
I also have yet to figure out the species. My brother caught the frog inMid state Virginia and brought it to me in the SW of VA.

Have you tried http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/VHS/frogs and toads of virginia.htm ?
Chris
http://www.mcmartinville.com