The Poison Dart Frog
The poison dart frog’s scientific name is Dendrobatidae and is also called a poison arrow frog. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/poison-frog/
The Poison dart frogs live in rainforests of Central. Central America holds the world’s largest rainforest. Rainforests are wet year round and have poor nutrients in their soil. They also don’t have seasons. Their temperature is in dynamic equilibrium, never going higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and never going below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the time rainforests don’t have any light at the bottom, because trees block it all. Rainforests are controlled by the trade winds and the doldrums. Their average rainfall is from sixty inches to four hundred fifty…show more content… Also, they have a small sticky pad at the bottom of each toe so that they can stick to trees, leaves, and other things they may need to climb. The poison dart frog is very small, it is only 1.5 inches long! This is so that they can hide in the lush rainforest. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/amazonia/facts/fact-poisondartfrog.cfm
The poison dart frog’s group name is an army. It’s only predator is a snake called Leimadophis Epinephelus because it had developed an adaptation that makes it immune to the poison dart frog’s poison.
The Poison Dart Frog in the Exhibit In the exhibit there will be eight frogs, because Saurian Enterprises, a company that breeds and sells poison dart frogs, recommends that each frog have five gallons worth of the tank to itself. Our tank will be forty gallons.
In the wild, poison dart frogs eat small spiders and insects like ants and termites. In the exhibit they will be fed crickets and fruit flies because they are found almost everywhere and the Corley zoo feeds the frogs crickets and fruit flies.
To maintain humidity, a timed misting system will be in the exhibit. There will be a tree with vines coming off of it, so that the frogs can climb them There will also be a pond.