Hello everyone! I will start off by telling you what I know... mostly, because I'm sure some people come in asking questions and you have no clue where they are coming from or how much research they did before they got their frog. I have done a lot of research before finally deciding to join here for more long(er) term tips on how to care for the PTF. We have also cared for a bunch of hermit crabs for the past 4 years which live in a similar environment, so I feel fairly prepared. I was only able to find sparatic info on actually caring for them rather than information on them in the wild. We live in Portland, Oregon and we have a drainage pond area my son just LOVES to hang out at, near the house. He would live there if we set up a tent. Unfortunately, it's INCREDIBLY unsanitary, especially during the summer when the water gets warm and all sorts of microbes grow. I do not like him going in it. That, of course, does not stop him. He brought into the backyard, a bucket full of tadpoles and ... various other nematodes and pond snails, from the pond a few weeks ago. I love critters, just not the ones that are in the millions and could potentially grow into biting mosquitoes- so I took out 3 tadpoles and a pond snail (still cant identify this guy- hes all black and definitely marine) and set them up in a small hermit crab enclosure. One of the pet stores (Petco or Petsmart) gave me a bunch of tiny cleaner snails for free and I put those in there too with aquarium gravel on the bottom and a piece of coral for cover. Was FASCINATING to watch every morning noon and night. We fed the tadpoles boiled lettuce and SMALL crushed granules of hermit crab pellets. They devoured the lettuce pretty quickly and I ended up having to change out the water every other day due to a slime that would form ( I read they are dirty little poopers and build ammonia in the water quickly). They grew TWICE their size within a few days, I could say. I didnt even think they were 4 weeks old when we brought them into our house. Unfortunately, after they all popped out their back legs and one popped out an arm- my 4 yr old daughter decided a few of them needed some 'air' and she went into the tank while I wasn't looking and scooped out 2 tadpoles. I found one barely alive and mangled in the blankets next to the enclosure and put him back in.. he didnt make it. The other one is MIA to this day. We had a LONG talk about this issue and she is not allowed inside any of the animal tanks. So- alas, we have one froggy and he took his first hops out of his watery home last night. This morning I transfered the snails to their own vase and set up his temporary home in the same enclosure until we can get him a 10Gallon. He has a wet coconut substrate in half and aquarium gravel in the other half with a stick. There is water in with the gravel. He hasn't absorbed his whole tail and he's not interested in eating yet, so I thought that I would take this time to ask you what you think I am going to need that I haven't already thought of. I figure- pretty much everything they NEED is in our yard, already. It's pretty rainy and cold out there and much warmer in here (we keep the house at 70 because I have a daughter with arthritis and a naked Lorikeet). So here are a list of my questions- feel free to add any other tips you might feel is beneficial! 1.) TEMPERATURE: is it better or worse for them to be in a warmer environment? 10 gallon tanks tend to be a little bit colder inside than the room so would I need to provide a small side tank heaterpad, if they need it warmer? I honestly would figure their natural environment here is cold outside, however it gets pretty warm in the summer, too. Do they do better when it's warm? 2.) HUMIDITY: From what I know, Frogs also breathe through their skin so I figure it should be pretty humid in the tank. What is the ideal humidity at? My crabs like anywhere from 80%-90% humidity to be happy- would the pacific tree frog need similar humidity? If so/not, are they susceptible to any types of disease from humidity or enclosures I should know about? I have a tank meter for both temp and humidity. 3.) NUTRITION: I read they eat anything from spiders to beetles to ants (boy we have lots of those as well as fruit flies that LOVE our nectar-eater Lorikeet) to worms and we have all these things in the backyard that Danny catches, regularly. I also have hermit crab pellets that consist of things like fish and shrimp. What would you suggest I feed this baby froggy first and how often? What is normal feeding for them? Do they need any special vitamins? 4.) HYGEINE: How often am I looking at cleaning his home? Is there any special tip for this or will I have to toss substrate every so many days? Is it better to have a water dish or to put a dish in with pebbles and water or does it not matter? 5.) LIGHT: Do they need any special UV? Would keeping them closer to the window be fine, out of direct sunlight? I know our window has UV filters on it but it seems to me that they like to hide in foliage and come out at night rather than roam about in the sunlight. 6.) LIFESPAN: About how long in captivity can we look at them living? We would like to catch a few others for the tank- maybe raise more frogeggs, also. Do they mate readily in captivity if they have proper cover/feel safe? How long after metamorphing will they be sexually mature? I know these are a lot of questions! I feel that the safety of my creature and their overall happiness/health is very important to me. This is a great learning situation for all my kids, too. Thanks, in advance! -Jyn P.S. I Have been reading the Tree Frog Care Secrets and I wasnt sure if this was for ALL tree frogs or if a lot applied to the Pacific too. I would LIKE to make a small environment in the backyard for the frogs however Im verry worried about harboring Mosquito larvae (I know tadpoles eat them, but I wasnt sure if they eat them faster than they form).