Glass frogs

A surprise was the record of the rare and totally outstanding Cochranella resplendens Lynch & Duellman 1973 by the Greenville University researchers in the Frog Valley, while we could photograph another Cochranella species (possibly our C. croceopodes Duellman & Schulte 1993) in amplexus and with their egg mass. The orange spermatozoid- like tadpoles are under raising test at the INIBICO lab and we hope to get juveniles. Brian Kubicki from Costa Rica is giving assistance in this difficult and long term matter to raise glass frogs from eggs and tadpoles with a development time of over ONE YEAR! This is the second glass frog species which we try to raise tadpoles- the first was C. munozorum. It is to mention here, that from all the glass frogs of San Martin, only two species are shared ones: C. resplendens and C. munozorum. The rest are NEW and endemic ones. And talking about glass frogs: the best one withstanding a long time in a Terrarium is the new Hyalinobatrachium species from the Andes! They live perfectly with Drosophila and cricket food and surely we would have reproduced them- but females are lacking. Read more......