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 Post subject: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 14th, 2013, 1:59 pm 

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How lucky was I to find this :

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This guy was found in the swamps of Hendry county, Florida on 07/09/13. I read that you have better odds of winning the lottery then finding an Axanthic green tree frog, much less a barker! Feel free to leave any comments or information about this guy. I cant find any information on barking tree frog morphs on the internet and I would like to know more about how many have been discovered in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 15th, 2013, 7:24 am 
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Whether they are common or not, it is a very cool find.
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We've found them across the state, on occasion, in Martin County.


Just a note with frog colors: some, especially tree, frogs can change color like chameleons!

Try putting even normal colored TFs in a closed black container for 15 min., note the color, then, put the same frog in a white container and let lots of light in (not direct sun, of course.)
See if the color changes.


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 Post subject: Re: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 16th, 2013, 7:33 am 
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The lighter colored phase like you have there is pretty common in some areas (like Bill said, Martin Co) , but a cool find nonetheless. Here's one of em' from Martin Image


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 Post subject: Re: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 16th, 2013, 8:41 am 
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Some from about a month ago in Martin Co. found by my son and grandkids:


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 Post subject: Re: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2013, 8:09 pm 

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BillMcGighan wrote:
Some from about a month ago in Martin Co. found by my son and grandkids:


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None of the frogs you guys posted are Axanthic. You guys are just showing me normal barking tree frogs in the light colored silverish green phase. Those are all common like the green barkers. This guy is Axanthic, which means its lacking yellow in which is making it pure blue with black spots. Not silver or green, or light period. Just blue.

Here are some more pictures to show you guys the blue color, not silver or light. BLUE.

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 Post subject: Re: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 23rd, 2013, 6:32 am 
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Very Cool. :thumb:

Apparently, being a non-green version doesn't seem to harm them much in the predator world in that some make it to adults and breed.


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 Post subject: Re: Axanthic Barking Tree Frog
PostPosted: July 24th, 2013, 3:06 pm 
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Actually, that color phase you showed is in the normal color scheme for the white barkers. I've noticed they almost all go blue when kept in captivity for more than a few hours.


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