I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning. Ugh, frogs always make me cry.
Fatty-fatty-fat-fat-fat was an adoptee through the Pacific Northwest Herp Society. Jenn had been halfway-housing him before me. Apparently his original owner had fed the frog a primarily rodent diet, growing him to significant proportions and earning him the name I gave him.

I wanted him to not be so fat, so I switched him to an all-insect diet and cut him back to twice weekly feedings. Last summer he went over 3 months without eating and really had me worried. This winter he's been particularly sedentary but still eating. He didn't respond to his roach-at-the-end-of-tongs this morning... so I poked and probed and eventally realized he was not responding at all. The poor dear wasn't even thoroughly stiff yet. At least he wasn't constipated; there was a turd right behind him. I probably won't have him necropsied, I'm probably going to mummify this frog as well. I never did get a chance to take pictures of my first frog mummy, though I do have him in tupperware with some silica gel.

Anyone know a good place to buy inexpensive display boxes? Jenn? Where do you get your tarantula molt display boxes?
Goodbye Fatty, I'll miss your grunts around here.

fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
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I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning. Ugh, frogs always make me cry.

Sorry, fr0glet.
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Cindy
I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning. Ugh, frogs alwaysmake me cry. Fatty-fatty-fat-fat-fat was an adoptee through the ... your grunts around here. fr0glet "You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman

oooh that sucks! He was such a cutie, too!
-cat
Sorry for your loss.
Anna
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Anyone know a good place to buy inexpensive display boxes? Jenn? Where do you get your tarantula molt display boxes?snip fr0glet

Go to Wal-Mart and look in the model section of the toy department. See if they have any model car displays in stock. Should be a black base and a clear plastic display box.
Chad
I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning.

Aww, Sarah, I am so sorry. I know the feeling.
Anyone know a good place to buy inexpensive display boxes? Jenn? Where do you get your tarantula molt display boxes?

Micheal's craft stores usually have such things in the doll section. Totally clear acrylic boxes. Ones the size for a baseball would probably work.
That's sucky-sucky-suck-suck-suck. Emotion: sad
-Z
So sorry to hear about your frog. Such a cute little rascal too.

Roger
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Goodbye Fatty, I'll miss your grunts around here. fr0glet

Sorry to hear.
My FBT send their condolences.
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