For the past 5 years, these are the products we've consistently sold most of, and for good reason! You can click the corresponding photos to check them out on our website.
It's really no surprise that our ABG mix is number 1. It's the perfect blend for growing tropical plants and for dart frog vivarium substrate. Our mix is the original ABG Mix developed by the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Each bag is a precise mixture of charcoal, milled sphagnum moss, fir bark, tree fern, and peat which creates the perfect balance between retaining moisture and proper drainage. Best of all? It can last for several years if used properly!
P.S.: We anticipate our newly formulated Josh's Frogs BioBedding Tropical Bioactive Substrate will soon be a top ranker as well! It's revolutionized the ease of setting up bioactive tanks for a wide variety of herps.
It's also not much surprise that this is our next best seller. After all, our fruit fly cultures are what started Josh's Frogs back in 2004! You can learn more about that whole story via our Founding Story Blog. We're now the largest producer of fruit fly cultures in the world!Producing Fruit Fly Cultures will be ready to feed from 1-3 days after you receive them! These 32oz cultures of Drosophila melanogaster flies will be 11-15 days old when you receive it. They're great for poison dart frogs, fish, praying mantis, young frogs and toads, and other reptiles, amphibians, or captive animals that require small foods. Each culture is made with Josh's Frogs World Famous Fruit Fly Media, containing vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that make our cultures produce an amazing amount of flies!
Looking to buy more than one fruit fly culture? Then this is your best value! You can choose from either Hydei or Melanogaster.
If you're creating a dart frog habitat, you're definitely going to want a drainage layer under your ABG. Josh's Frogs False Bottom has recently undergone some changes due to our original manufacturer going out of business. This new version is LECA (lightly expanded clay aggregate), which is a natural product made from heated clay. It retains moisture, provides lots of surface area for bacteria and plant roots to grow, and wicks water, which will help maintain humidity in a vivarium.
When it comes to Josh's Frogs, There's not a whole lot we keep secret, BUT there is one thing that only a handful of employees here know - our fruit fly media recipe!
Back in 2004, Josh set out to create the perfect fruit fly media. Why? There were a lot of issues with ones currently on the market, such as being too runny or smelling wretched. In his apartment, Josh experimented with over 50 different combinations for over a year until one day he perfected the golden recipe! The result? A fruit fly media that not only doesn't stink, it actually smells good, and has the right consistency. Most importantly, it yields an abundance of healthy flies over the course of the culture.
Our Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly Media is the same we use in our own fruit fly cultures and has made hundreds of thousands of cultures for hobbyists all around the country. We also have a Hydei version.