Ranitomeya lamasi 'Standard' - Pasco Poison Frog (CBP)

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Ranitomeya lamasi 'Standard' - Pasco Poison Frog (CBP)

Posted By: Josh's Frogs  on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 08:50

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Ranitomeya lamasi 'Standard' - Pasco Poison Frog (CBP)

Defining Characteristics:

  • Great group thumbnail

  • Bright, yellow and black coloration

  • Shy

  • Moderately difficult to breed

  • Quiet call

  • HUGE (for a thumbnail)

  • Rare

Name: Ranitomeya lamasi 'Standard'. Formerly known as Dendrobates lamasi, this frog is commonly known as the Pasco Poison Dart Frog due to it's range in the wild. Recent taxonomic revision reclassifies lamasi as R. sirensis. Commonly called Standard lamasi or Standard sirensis in the hobby, these frogs were once common and now quite rare.

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Additional Info and Care

Recommended Vivarium Size: A 10 gallon aquarium is suitable for 2-3 Ranitomeya lamasi, but Josh's Frogs recommends a 20H or 18x18x18 Vivarium for 1-3 frogs.

Temperature: They can tolerate a temperature range of 65 F to 80 F, but prefer temperatures in the low 70s. Temperatures over 85F are dangerous. Many hobbyists (us included!) report better breeding success with temp drops of 5-10F at night.

Humidity: Like most poison dart frogs, lamasi prefer a humidity range of 80 – 100%, but can tolerate humidity down to 50% for short periods of time if the frogs have access to water. Low humidity levels, especially without access to water, can quickly be fatal.

Size: Adult female and male R. lamasi 'Standard' are similar in length, measuring in at around an inch to 1.25". Males tend to be a bit shorter. All of the Ranitomeya lamasi 'Standard' froglets Josh's Frogs sells are well started juveniles, and measure approximately 1/2” long.

Age: Ranitomeya lamasi 'Standard' is capable of living well over 10 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 5-8 years is more common. All lamasi for sale at Josh's Frogs are well started juveniles, and are 2-3 months old.

Feeding: Like most poison dart frogs, lamasi prefer smaller foods. All of the thumbnail dart frogs sold by Josh's Frogs will readily eat Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies. Adult Ranitomeya lamasi will readily consume Drosophila hydei fruit flies and pinhead crickets. All ages of poison dart frogs will enjoy springtails and isopods.

Color/Pattern: Standard lamasi are fairly consistent in color and pattern. Exhibiting a black and yellow striped body with blue and black legs, they are a striking little thumbnaill dart frog! 

Social Behavior: These frogs do well housed in groups their entire life as long as enough space is provided. Josh's Frogs recommends approximately 10 gallons per frog. As they reach sexual maturity at 5-8 months of age, the social dynamic in a group of lamasi dart frogs may change and females may eat each other's eggs, although most will even breed together in the same film canister! Shipping Policy

Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. Frogs are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight and are delivered by 12:00 pm to most locations, Tuesday through Friday. Josh's Frogs does not ship frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependent on your availability and weather. Please view the Shipping tab on the website for detailed instructions.

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