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Post by fr0gle » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 06:16:29



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.
http://www.fr0glet.org/pix/pets/fatty.JPG

fr0glet
--
"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda."
~The Madman

 
 
 

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Post by Cind » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 07:00:46


Quote:

> I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning. Ugh, frogs
> always make me cry.

Sorry, fr0glet.
:(
Cindy
 
 
 

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Post by ChaosCa » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 07:32:21



Quote:
> 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.
> http://www.fr0glet.org/pix/pets/fatty.JPG

> fr0glet
> --
> "You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda."
> ~The Madman

oooh that sucks! He was such a cutie, too!

-cat

 
 
 

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Post by c1c0 » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 09:16:38


Sorry for your loss.

Anna

 
 
 

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Post by Chad Trap » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:19:06


*snip*

Quote:

> 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

 
 
 

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Post by frogz1 » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:56:59


Quote:

> I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning.

 Aww, Sarah, I am so sorry.  I know the feeling.

Quote:
> 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.
Quote:

> Goodbye Fatty, I'll miss your grunts around here.
> http://www.fr0glet.org/pix/pets/fatty.JPG

> fr0glet

 
 
 

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Post by Zetekitoxi » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 11:06:39


That's sucky-sucky-suck-suck-suck. :(

-Z

 
 
 

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Post by Roger Hel » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 11:23:36


So sorry to hear about your frog. Such a cute little rascal too.

Roger

 
 
 

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Post by Alex Debri » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 11:35:32


:snip:

Quote:
> Goodbye Fatty, I'll miss your grunts around here.
> http://www.fr0glet.org/pix/pets/fatty.JPG

> fr0glet

Sorry to hear.
My FBT send their condolences.

AD

 
 
 

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Post by KRS19 » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 13:07:39


sorry to hear about your froggy.  we lost an african cichlet last yr due to a
power outtage.  our tank hasnt been the same since.  its sad to see them go.  
 
 
 

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Post by Dendroaspis polylep » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 14:02:29


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

I am so sorry for your loss.

All my love.

Kurt Kunze

IPMS/USA Patriot - President
New England Herpetological Society - member
http://www.neherp.com

"When planes are outlawed, only donkeys will have guns"

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Post by Mistress of Dragon » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:55:44


Quote:

> I discovered my ornate horned frog dead this morning. Ugh, frogs
> always make me cry.

So sorry to hear that Sarah :((

My Fatso is also dead this morning :((((

He'd not been eating as well as usual the last few weeks and I noticed the
last couple of days he was keeping his eyes closed an awful lot. I had a vet
visit scheduled for him this morning but he didn't make it.

I hate it when animals die.

Chloe