USA Frog tells the TRUTH about dart frogs!

Fact: Nobody, but GOD almighty really knows the extent or reach of the wild local for any frog (i.e., it's home turf), or what other different looking frogs may be a stone throw away from them hiding in the leaf litter.

Let's focus on variety/race (appearance), then locale of the population, and then the actual place where the male / female came together to be sure we truly understand what their definition of hybrid is, or is not.

Pop1 = Population 1 of parent 1.
Pop2 = Population 2 of parent 2.
App1 = Appearance 1 of parent 1.
App2 = Appearance 2 of parent 2.


C=Breed in Captivity
W=Breed in the Wild

1.    The parent frogs do look the same REQUIRING App1=App2, and are from neighboring populations in the wild REQUIRING Pop1=Pop2 as to proximity.

  • Result: They can breed in the wild (W), or breed in captivity (C) if caught, and the offspring is called: NOT hybrid by the frog hobby. (No issues there.)


2.    The parent frogs do look the same REQUIRING App1=App2, and are not from neighboring populations in the wild REQUIRING Pop1≠Pop2 as to proximity.

  • Result: They can only breed in captivity (C) after being caught and caged, and the resultant offspring is called NOT hybrid by the frog hobby. See, Example 1. above. (The controlling factor here for the hobby government is the variety/race (appearance) (App1=App2), but the HOBBY EXPERTS already said appearance/race classification is "utter nonsense" if applied officially.)


3.    The parent frogs do not look the same REQUIRING App1≠App2, and are not from neighboring populations REQUIRING Pop1≠Pop2.

  • Result: They can breed in captivity (C) only, and the resultant offspring is called hybrid by the hobby. Here again, what if the identical frog is later discovered in the wild? Is the wild frog a hybrid too?  They would say "no" because it is wild caught. (Now, the controlling factor for them is "where" the sperm and egg came together to define hybrid, and before it was variety/race (appearance).)


4.    The parent frogs do not look the same REQUIRING App1≠App2, and are from neighboring populations REQUIRING Pop1=Pop2.

  • Result: They can breed in captivity (C) or breed in the wild (W), and the hobby calls the resultant offspring: NOT hybrid for wild breeding (W), and hybrid for captive breeding (C). See, Example 2. above. (Here again, the controlling factor is "where" the breeding occurred to define hybrid.)

Non-Hybrid Proof. (Pt. 2)

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