Because several insects are not available all year, we have to breed
them ourselves. You can however buy food at a specialised store when
you don't have that many many frogs.
The following animals are used as food for the frogs:
There are two kinds: small ones without winges and large black ones
with winges that can't fly. For 3 years I've been using an instant
medium as food for the flies. This product works without any disadvantages,
such as fungus and is cheap and very easy to prepare.
If you use the correct vitaminpowder,
fruitflies alone will be sufficient for the frogs.
Springtailes are often used as food for young and small frogs. These
small white insects can be bred as following: Buy some at a store,
get some dishes with lids (capacity about half a liter) and some
food for goldfish. Feed them every 3 or 4 days. The food should
be gone after 2 days. If there's still food left, use less food
the next time you feed them.
When the dish contains a large amount of springtailes, you should
fill some dishes with about 2cm of compost. Make sure it is moist.
Use a small tube and blow the springtales from the origional dish
to the dishes filled with compost. Use about 5 dishes. Repeat this
process if necessary. Use the tube to blow the springtales into
the vivarium when you feed the frogs.
There is other food available for the frogs, but these have some
Waxmoth larva can be used as food, but can cause weightproblems.
Don't feed the frogs more than once every month and only use small
Wild insects can be used as food for the frogs, but they sometimes
carry small harmfull insects or diseases that can cause the frogs
to be sick or die.
Curled wing fly
These flies are normal flies with mutated winges that prevent them
from flying. Only suitable as food for big frogs such as the Phylobates
bicolor and -terriblis.