Wild dart photos

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  1. Kevin M

    Kevin M Member

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    Hi,

    I've spent some time in Eastern Panama in the Bocas Del Toro region with the Institute of Tropical Ecology and Conservation. We did a lot of work with O. pumilio, checking out the islands and collecting data on frogs. Data collected was mostly size, sex and some population density. All frogs were released shortly after capture. I won't be posting locales, just to keep populations safe. Here are some of my favourite photos.

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    Glass frogs, pumilio and auratus were quite common near this stream.

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    Bats
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    That's it for now....
     
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    Great shots! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more habitat photos if you have any.
     
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    So amazing..thank you for sharing. This would be an absolute dream to have an opportunity like this to see darts in their habitat. :)

    Hope to see more pics as well. :)
     
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    Great shots Kevin!
    The first pumilio photo is one that I haven't seen around Bocas Del Torro before.
     
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    How does one become involved in a trip like this?

    Dawn
     
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    The Institute of Tropical Ecology and Conservation is for students studying biology.

    You could still go to Panama and see some amazing animals and habitats.

    Panama is a great country and not that expensive.

    When I first starting going I would book an all inclusive usually at http://www.gamboaresort.com/default-en.html
    which has lots of rainforest around it to explore and dartfrogs and other amphibians.
    We booked the all inclusive basically as a home base (and because my wife and son like the luxury of an all inclusive so it was good for everyone) we stayed at gamboa resort for a few day at the beginning of the 2 weeks vacation and a few days at the end.
    We would then fly to Bocas Del Torro and stayed there at a small bed and breakfast,Bocas Del Torro has many islands to explore to look for pumilio and other animals.

    Dawn,If you ever plan on going to Panama contact me.
     
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    Thanks guys. ITEC is a wonderful little field station!

    Panama as a great country to travel too. Bocas is very inexpensive and tourist friendly. Not to mention you can get a meal and a beer for $5 USD. You can take water taxi's to most of the islands in the region for very cheap. A flight from Winnipeg to Panama City round trip is about $700.00 and another $150 or so from Panama City to Bocas roundtrip.

    I was always more of a lizard person but this trip opened up my eyes to the world of dart frogs. I now have 4 auratus and have a major green thumb. I very much support Captive Breeding and would hate to see any of these little guys collected. Looking at how small these islands are (especially considering the destruction of forests, housing etc) it is really amazing to see all the captive bred pumilio. Enough in captivity that we can stop or atleast really slow down the importation.
     
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    Really nice pictures, always good to see frogs in the wild. The sloths are awesome too.
     
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    That looks like a fun time!

    I like the bag of frogs.
     
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    fantastic frog pics
    When I was in Costa Rica I had the pleasure of seeing some pumilio (Blue Jeans) in the wild while on a hike.
    Amazing to see this jewels in the wild!
     
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    Thanks again!

    Here are some more!

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    amazing pictures..thanks for sharing
    dont be shy to share ALOT more
     

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