Front legs now formed, and color showing.

We would also love to be able to schedule a presentation at your school (in San Diego County) and help educate your class all about dart frogs, their life cycles, and their habitats.  Kids LOVE seeing these bright, colorful frogs, and getting to learn all about these fascinating creatures!


Send us an email today to see about setting up a time to present to your class!

Tail is almost absorbed and froglet begins to climb out of the water.

Female guarding a newly laid clutch of eggs.

Vivariums in the Classroom


Frog Forest Designs would love to partner with schools and teachers to help bring living vivariums into classrooms around San Diego county.

What better way to teach children and students about one of the most fascinating life cycles in nature - up close and personal!  


Contact us today about setting up a natural rain forest vivarium in your classroom or at your school.  Our vivariums are perfect teaching opportunities to help students learn about nature, plant life, proper husbandry, life cycles of frogs and so much more.  There are many reasons a vivarium with poison dart frogs makes the perfect addition to your classroom...


  • Students get to see amazing creatures in their natural habitat, up close and personal
  • Poison dart frogs are shrouded in intrigue and mystery, yet are not aggressive or dangerous in any way to the students
  • Students will learn about husbandry of plants and animals which teaches responsibility
  • Breeding frogs will display mating habits and tendencies that can be used as a teaching tool for appropriate corresponding subjects
  • If eggs are produced, the students can watch and learn from the development of egg, to tadpole, to frog - all before their very eyes
  • Eggs and tadpoles can be temporarily placed on clear petri dishes and projected on screen for students to view and take notes
  • Many Dendrobates species of dart frogs are extremely quiet and will not disrupt classroom activities
  • Dart frogs are diurnal and will be active during the day when students are present
  • Vivarium maintenance and upkeep is very minimal and will not require much effort at all to maintain: see Vivarium Care


These are just a few reasons that having a vivarium filled with dart frogs is  perfect for a classroom pet or aid in teaching.  Get in touch with us today to see about becoming one of the first and few teachers in San Diego county with a beautiful living vivarium in their classroom!  


























Poison Dart Frog Life Cycle:


All the images below are of our very own Ranitomeya imitator Varaderos, showing us the process from egg to tadpole to froglet!

Tadpole forming within the egg, about to hatch.

Male transporting the newly hatched tad to a water source to grow.

Fully developed froglet just out of water.

Growing tadpole developing its rear legs.