Amazon Milk Frog-Trachycephalus resinifictrix
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Amazon Milk Frog-Trachycephalus resinifictrix

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Description
The name milk frog was given the name in reference to the milky liquid they secrete when they become stressed. This liquid is poisonous since it is secreted when the frog feels threatened. The milky substance is secreted from its back.

 

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Amazon Milk frogs can reach sizes of 2.5 to 4.0 in (6.4 to 10 cm) in length, with females being larger than males. Amazon Milk Frogs will continue to grow throughout their lives, and older animals can be quite large.
Adult frogs are light grey in colour with brown or black banding, while juveniles will exhibit stronger contrasts. As they age, their skin develops a slightly bumpy texture.
Amazon milk frogs are used to having the entire amazon as their playground, therefore the need lots of space as well as moisture. These frogs love the humidity and moisture so much they very rarely touch the ground, if ever.
They would rather stay in the trees of the rain forest where it is warm and wet.
Captive life span of the Amazon Milk Frog is unknown, but suspected to be in the 5-10 year range, based on experience with similar species.


Habitat
The Amazon Milk Frog inhabit humid rainforest regions and Amazon Rainforest in South America.They often inhabit vegetation which extends over permanent, slow-moving water sources.
They enjoy slow moving water, or at least the slow vegetation around it.



Diet
Like most other species of frogs, Mission golden-eyed tree frogs are insectivorous.Amazon Milk Frogs are voracious eaters, consuming anything that moves and fits into their mouth.
From crickets to insects such as wax worms, roaches, horn worms, and meal worms, with the occasional pinky mouse appreciated.



Breeding
Breeding usually occurs in the rainy season, (the wet season, usually within the months of November to May) with the female laying about 2,500 eggs, which hatch into tadpoles in one day.

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Interesting facts
• These frogs are most commonly called ‘Amazon Milk Frogs‘ presently, due to the milky white poisonous secretions that are released from the frog’s back when threatened.
• This species is most active at night and is known for its loud vocalizations.
• The male calls out to attract females to a water-filled tree cavity.
• These frogs used to rarely be seen in private collections or as pets, one of the reasons was because no one could figure out how to breed them successfully.
• Amazon Milk Frogs have also been called Amazon Cave Frogs, and Gold Mission Frogs, due to black markings on their eyes that resemble crucifixes.

 

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