MY andersoni was kept in dechlorinated tap water(ph 7.2-7.4), he is now fully terrestrial but his water area has the same water, though he is averse to taking a bath lol, i chuck him in once a day to stop him drying out, i am not sure of how damp his is supposed to be kept so i play on the save side and give a daily dunk. His tank is still kept quite moist, i will be changing it to a drier set up next weekend with leaves and moss, giving him a choice of dampness levels, i will monitor his choices and set the tank up more for his preferances. When yours died did they show any sign of ilness or behavioral change? did they go of their food? stop being active (relatively lol they are very lazy)? or did they drop dead with no apparant warning? sorry for all the nosy questions. Thanks.
Thanks for getting back to me, when your guys morphed did they seem healthy ? were they eating well ? mine appears very healthy, it is alert, responsive to my prescense and is very aggresive (to worms and crickets atleast lol), it has also increased its body mass after a weight loss during morphing as it didnt eat very much. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions as i am concerned my guy is going to fall over dead at any minute, also so little info is available on A.andersoni that talking to people who actaully keep them is the best way of finding anything out.
I just realised, if you had yours the same time as dartfrog, ours were possibly/probably related which could indicate a genetic predisposition to morp in a particular line of andersoni, a predisposition which could be increased by the small German gene pool, i will do some googling and hit the forums to see if morphing is more common in German compared to US lines . At what size did yours morph ? and how long did they last? Thansk.
Its doing fine, no signs of morphing, i have spoken to a number of US andersoni keepers/breeders and the morphing rate appears a lot higher than the A.mexicanum, they apparantly are more healthier than mexicanum morphs, so fingers crossed that this one doesnt conk out, i was hoping to breed them but my plans are .... set back lol, so i need to source some more, i know dart frog has some adults stashed away so hopefully they could breed this year
thanks for getting back to me so fast, germany seems to be the only place in the EU where they are bred, i am try to find some imports, i got two from dartfrog last year but Marc is having problems sourcing more. Thanks again.