Study

Husbandry, management, and reproduction of the Puerto Rican crested toad

  • Published source details Paine F. (1985) Husbandry, management, and reproduction of the Puerto Rican crested toad. Eighth International Herpetological Symposium, Thurmont, Maryland, 59-71.

Actions

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Action Category

Amphibians: Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release

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Management of Captive Animals

Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release during captive breeding

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Amphibian Conservation
  1. Amphibians: Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release

  2. Use hormone treatment to induce sperm and egg release during captive breeding

    A small, replicated study in 1983 of Puerto Rican crested toads Bufo lemur in the USA (Paine 1985) found that hormone treatment of males and females did not induce successful breeding in captivity. Two pairs displayed breeding behaviour for three weeks but no eggs were produced. Adults were housed in wooden cages (85 x 90 x 75 cm) with bark chips, wood, plants and a pool. To induce breeding, humid conditions were created by placing toads in glass tanks (76 x 70 x 200 cm) with an overnight misting system. Lutenizing hormone-releasing hormone was given under the skin to females (0.1 ml/100 g body weight) and males (0.01ml/100 g).

     

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