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Old 01-17-2010, 11:41 AM
Location: NorthEast CA :-(
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So gimme the lowdown on these buggers. Are the only on the Big Island or all? I have not heard them on Maui. Or maybe they're are just down Hana way? How big are they? Big enough to eat their legs? How are they used as fishin bait? Just looking for options as to what to do with the invasive little creatures ;-)
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:10 PM
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Not big enough to eat, doubt the fish would find them tasty since they aren't part of what they usually eat.

The government agencies which try to suppress the coqui frog have given up on the Big Island. Not that they were as useful as the citizen's groups but the government agencies at least had equipment to loan out to the folks. There are still some government help in fighting them on Oahu and the other islands, at least, as far as I know. I've heard there's some on Kauai, but Kauai has all those feral chickens which may help. No mongoose on Kauai so they have feral chickens, the mongoose kills off most of the chickens on the other islands.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:18 PM
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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Coqui are about the size of a quarter. They don't like cooler temps - they don't tend to make noise if the temp gets down to around 64 degrees or less. They also don't like dry weather as they need moisture. It has been really quiet around our house for the last 20 days or so since we have had almost zero rain and it has been cool at night. Maybe it will help cut down on one breeding cycle.
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