I think that keeping accurate records is a large part of being a responsible hobbyist. I started my excel spreadsheet with all frogs last year. I wanted to get this established prior to forgetting everything or adding to my collection and making it more complex.
I have added the following categories to my excel list:
-Qty / Proven/ Probable
-Price Paid/ Sold
Keeping accurate records serves many purposes, but I have started in order to:
- know & be able to share the lineage of each group of frogs bought
- know the age of each group of frogs at any given time
- keep track of amount of froglets and compare to years past
- notice any trends within my collection
Here is what my records look like. I have whited out prices paid & last name of people bought from as I don’t feel that is necessary for this exercise. Anyone who buys a frog from me will be given full access to this information so they can start/keep their own records.
What do your records look like? I encourage each one of you to take a couple minutes to look through your records and see how much information you have at your fingertips.
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