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Installing the Darwin’s Frog Breeding Center, Day 9

After several days in the Chilean sun, the coconuts should be dry enough for cleaning.

After several days in the Chilean sun, the coconuts should be dry enough for cleaning.

Some, however, are more cooperative than others.

Some, however, are more cooperative than others.

At last!  A frog condominium!

At last! A frog condominium!

Talented zoo staff welded a stand for the mister pump and bucket.

Talented zoo staff welded a stand for the mister pump and bucket.

Jaime wonders whether Andy will paint the stand or the sidewalk.

Jaime wonders whether Andy will paint the stand or the sidewalk.

He painted a little of each, as it turned out.

He painted a little of each, as it turned out.

Finally the misting pump and barrel plus stand are ready.

Finally the misting pump and barrel plus stand are ready.

Seeing perfect sprays of mist in each terrarium put smiles on our faces.

Seeing perfect sprays of mist in each terrarium put smiles on our faces.

We collected collembola and got our cultures started in the insect room.

We collected collembola and got our cultures started in the insect room.

Happily, Chilean moss is the best in the world for frog terraria.

Happily, Chilean moss is the best in the world for frog terraria.

At last, things are coming together!

At last, things are coming together!

We got the feeling the peacock was interested in using our moss for a nest.

We got the feeling the peacock was interested in using our moss for a nest.

Now, to set up the foggers.

Now, to set up the foggers.

and they work perfectly!!

and they work perfectly!!

Time to tidy up and take some pics!

Time to tidy up and take some pics!

Bill Lamar and I are happy to see everything nearing final form.

Bill Lamar and I are happy to see everything nearing final form.

More soon…

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  1. Nadara Rica says on June 08 2010 at 20:23:

    Hi,

    I took an ecotour with Lamar’s company to Peru and loved it. I had no idea he was involved with amphibian conservation. Great stuff!

    Nadara

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