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Kermit Was Wrong

Kermit Was Wrong!

Kermit the Frog of Jim Henson’s Muppet fame was wrong. I know it’s hard to believe that a fun loving Muppet like Kermit could have been inaccurate but this is a sad truth. For you see, it’s not only not easy being green; but it’s not easy being any other colour of frog either. Just […]

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Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Waxy Monkey Tree Frogs in Captivity

The waxy monkey tree frog Phyllomedusa sauvagii is also known as the Chaco Leaf Frog. Common name(s) aside, these are interesting frogs more for intermediate keepers than beginners. Some of their requirements are slightly harder to recreate and are unusual for amphibians. The best way to understand these frogs is to look at their natural […]

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The Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula – is there a better looking spider?

The Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata), or Giant White Knee as it is sometimes known, is native to the Brazilian rainforest and are so named due to the striking colouration of their legs.  They were, or are, one of the more popular Tarantula species being kept in captivity today.  This particular spider species is generally thought […]

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