Understory Update – June 2015

It is officially summer, but the spring rains have not stopped here; June has been a wet month this year.  Bad news for camping and outdoor activities, but great for the frogs; with storm system after storm system moving through the frogs have been amazingly prolific.

Our availability list is really starting to flesh out again.  We were a little caught off guard with a surge of overseas orders to fill early this year and were sold out of many species we usually have well stocked.  By the time the late summer/autumn shows season starts our availability list should be more robust and comprehensive than ever.

Speaking of shows, we will once again be attending the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo in Toronto this year.  The show dates are September 19th & 20th.  We will have a huge selection of frogs and a fantastic selection of terrarium plants, from common favourites to some incredible uncommon ones.  We always look forward to this show, and hope to see many Canadian hobbyists there.

Continuing on the show theme, Indoor Ecosystems will be attending the NARBC Show in Tinley Park, IL  on October 10th & 11th.  We will be doing a special export prior to the Show to provide Indoor Ecosystems with our stock to have on hand at the show.  Of course pre-orders for pick up at this show are also welcome.

Our next US Shipment is scheduled for Sept. 14th.  As always, please inquire for a complete list of availability and prices.

We also have European shipments in the works to each of our three loyal European distribution partners: Dutch Rana, Dendroworld and Hobby-Zoo.  We will be sending a huge variety of Ranitomeya, including the first of our vanzolinni to make their way to Europe, as well as more summersi and true nominal fantastica.  There will also be lots of Mantella species and other dendrobatids.  For anyone in Europe interested in any of our frogs, by all means contact one of these three shops and they can help you acquire them.   We always enjoy hearing from European hobbyists, so don’t hesitate to contact us as well with any questions you might have regarding outgoing shipments or otherwise!

Finally, we are expecting our next WIKIRI shipment mid-July.  There will be a few extra Diablo sylvatica available for sale in Canada only.  These are really outstanding frogs, and the colours are incredibly intense.  We are continually amazed at the work WIKIRI has done with their efforts in Ecuador, but their work with the large Oophaga has really raised the bar!  They are an asset to the hobby and the industry, and we are always grateful for the opportunity to work with WIKIRI.

Hope the summer is good to everyone!

Best wishes from everyone here at UE to all of you.

Understory Enterprises Inc.