Dyeing dart frogs have a mating season spanning from mid-July to mid-September which is during the rainy season of the rain forest.  In anticipation for mating, male frogs will stake claims on mating territories and defend their claim by fighting other males.  They will then let out a trilling noise which they use to attract females. 

After a successful courtship ritual, the male and female retreat to a location, usually a secluded spot either in lower level tree leaves or among the leaf litter on the ground.  The eggs are NOT laid in water.  The female will lay a clutch of anywhere from two to six eggs, though variation is common with the male fertilizing the eggs externally.  The male takes over primary care for the offspring, though the female does assist, by moistening and cleaning the eggs and the nest they have been laid.  After a period of about two weeks the eggs hatch and the parents take the tadpoles upon their backs to transport them to water.  The water sources the tadpoles are placed into are most commonly water pools within a bromeliad leaf, as you saw on the main page, (though the bromeliads they actually use are much larger), or other such crevices which do not harness a lot of water.  (As mentioned previously, the tadpoles are often places in different locations to avoid cannibalism.) 


The male from the parental pair then leaves the family, so to speak, while the female remains.  The female will return periodically to lay unfertilized eggs which serve as food for the growing tadpoles.  After a maturing period of about ten to twelve weeks the tadpoles undergo metamorphosis and develop into young froglets.  The froglets are just as the adults, though sexually immature.  From then on, the froglets will mature into young, sexually mature adults and begin to look for territories and mates of their own.

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