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Costa Rican Auratus Dart Frog (Captive Bred)
  • Costa Rican Auratus Dart Frog (Captive Bred)

    Temperature: They can tolerate a temperature range of 65 F to 80 F, but prefer temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures over 85F are dangerous.


    Humidity: Like most poison dart frogs, Alalapadu Cobalts prefer a humidity range of 70 – 100%, but can tolerate humidity down to 50% for short periods of time if the frogs have access to water. Low humidity levels, especially without access to water, can quickly be fatal.


    Size: These are a large morph of Dendrobates tinctorius. Adult female Alalapadu Cobalt tincs are larger, measuring in at approximately 2.5 inches. Male Alalapadu Cobalt tincs are a bit smaller, averaging about 2 inches at maturity. 


    Age: Dendrobates tinctorius are capable of living well over 20 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 10 years is more common. In the wild, it is thought that tincs may live 4-6 years. 


    Feeding: Like most poison dart frogs, Alalapadu Cobalts prefer smaller foods they will readily consume fruit flies and pinhead crickets. All ages of poison dart frogs will enjoy springtails and isopods. All feeder insects should be dusted with a vitamin/mineral supplement. 

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