The Australian green tree frog also called just green tree frogs in Australia, White’s frog, or green poop frog, is a rare species of tree Frog native to Australia and New Guinea, although the latter is considered to be Extinct. Its scientific name, Diplodia Greppus, comes from the Greek words “Diplos” meaning fruit, and “Grapus” meaning to hide. This Australian tree Frog has a range of dietary habits and life cycle which is nearly identical to the green tree frog. These frogs are omnivorous, eating berries, leafy vegetables, seeds, small insects, and other plant materials along with their eggs. In addition, they are a generalist predator that catches small animals such as birds, lizards, and bugs.
The Green Tree Frog can generally be found in damp forest areas near lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. It generally lives in thick vegetation, but can also be found in dry hillsides, deserts, and near burrows, rocks, and logs. The most important habitat for these frogs is leaf litter, decaying leaves, and decayed tree stumps. This is the most preferred environment for these tree frogs and they love to inhabit such surroundings.
If you wish to house these creatures in an exotic Australian environment, you may choose to buy their eggs, which are white in color and thus very attractive to any new pet. However, crickets are also very suitable pets. Crickets like the Australian green tree frogs quite a lot and therefore it is advisable to place these crickets on top of the leaves of the plants you are growing for them to thrive. You can also use cricket tunnels that look like small arches, across the base of the plants you are growing for them to stay safe. Some of the best places to place the cricket tunnels are around the plant’s leaves, in the bark of trees, and in wetland areas.
Australian Terrestrial Crickets is generally easy to care for. They are quite active when it comes to breeding, however; they are generally slow inbreeding due to the length of their reproductive period. To get pregnant, the female green tree frogs must be in an advanced state of development and thus have around two to four eggs at all times. Once the eggs are fertilized, the tadpoles will need around 12 hours for incubation which is the time they need to develop into tadpoles.
While there are only three species of the Australian Terrestrial Green Tree Frog (also called the Tree Dweller Frog), the three species do not interbreed. However; they can still interbreed if the conditions are right. Interbreeding can occur if the desired species is obtained from another area of the country. This is why Florida and Texas are the most popular places to obtain green tree frogs. Florida has many species available while the more well-known species are available in the larger Texas cities.
The Green Tree Frog can reach a length of twenty-two to thirty-two inches in length. Their average weight is between five and seven pounds. They are also capable of reaching a weight of ten pounds. The tail is also fairly large with the front end being larger than the back end.
Because the green tree frog is considered a threatened species in the United States, the breeding requirements of the species have been regulated through the Endangered Species Act. A listing was first made through the FWS in 1995. There have been some changes to the definition of the Endangered Species Act though. For instance, the length of the average distances between breeding sites has been increased from one hundred to two hundred miles.
In the springtime, the courtship process begins. This is where the male comes into contact with the females. They will make mud cakes for the females to lay their eggs in. After the eggs have been laid by the females will lay several hundred eggs in a round pouch-like structure. The pouch will become a home for the newly born frogs. Once the babies hatch, they will cling to the sides of the pouch as they grow and continue to feed off the yolk produced by the mother green tree frogs until the new year.