Many have heard stories of indigenous peoples of South and Central Americas rubbing arrows on dart frogs to make their poison darts. Although this is true, dart frogs are only poisonous in the wild. It is believed they pick up toxins from the insects in the environment, but it is not fully understood what exactly makes them toxic in the wild.
Dart Frogs are primarily terrestrial, however that is relative when it comes to vivariums, as they may be found up to 10 meters high in trees in the wild. Some species are more arboreal than others so we always recommend this highest tank possible. We recommend at least an 18x18x24 tank for 1-2 frogs. For groups, you should consider at least 5 gallons per frog when designing a tank. It is highly recommended that you use a front sliding glass tank to prevent any escapes, or accidents, however any front opening tank will perform best.
It is not recommended that you use a top opening tank as most glass coverings available will not cover enough of the tank and prevent your frogs from escaping.
We will ship standard items later in the week, however when it comes to frogs or plants, we want to make sure everything comes in alive, happy, and healthy so we will only ship out Monday-Wednesday. Any orders placed after noon on Wednesday will likely be shipped the following week. Special arrangements can be made with each vendor by reaching out on their vendor page. This policy prevents any packages from sitting over the weekend and allows us to provide live arrival guarantees.
Simple answer No. In fact some species have been known to accidentally drown themselves in bromeliads if they are continually bothered by humans. Dart frogs are sort of like tortoises in that they cannot swim well and can drown in bodies of water in your vivarium. This should be considered if you are thinking of adding any water features.
Although we do offer fancy tanks and automatic misters, don’t get discouraged, you can certainly hand mist a few tanks and use vertical conversion kits with a 10 gallon fish tank. But if you are looking for Misting Systems or high quality vivariums we do have you covered.