What is “FootPrints” ?


FootPrints” is a Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) system for OUR captive born and bred (CBB) poison dart frogs. This UUID is assigned once they are out of water and leave our care. Moving forward, each and every CBB dart frog that changes hands will be accompanied by a UUID card. To protect against replication of this card, there are ‘identifiers’ encoded in the UUID that are impossible to reproduce.

More about  Fern’s Frogs “FootPrints” card:

Additional information such as species and out of water dates will be stored be within the UUID and stored in our database. Buyers will be given handwritten embossed cards with this UUID for each dart frog’s transfer of care or purchase.  Each card will have enough space on the reverse side to keep track of line, breeder information, purchase date and eventually sex of the dart frog if not known at the time the transfer of care takes place.


The current purpose of using this UUID is merely to expand and maintain Fern’s Frogs offspring information and recordkeeping of which we believed to be a minimum responsibility. In other words, our UUID represents a mark of origin, and a guarantee of captive breeding.  In our database, the UUID is attached to the lineage information of the parents and will facilitate the process of storing this information in an accurate automated way.

Frog ONLY information:

As always, lineage information regarding our breeders is always available for each species in our current collection producing offspring. The UUID does not contain personal information about any individual or specific lineage of the parental breeders. However, this information is available.  Use of the UUID is worth this extra effort to track the FROG (not the buyer).  We hope each frog’s origin and  information will be passed along for future use such as when the frog is bred or if the frog’s care changes hands again.


How to obtain information regarding the UUID on a “FootPrints” card:

Its’ simple - contact us: here 
The ‘passing of the card’ and /or its information:


We hope this is 'contagious' ! Hopefully, this will foster this same appropriate action in others. Our goal is to instill an awareness of these essential responsibilities and promote the continued need for proper husbandry for dart frogs bred in captivity.