Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Buergeria buergeri (Kajika Frog)
Buergeria buergeri (Kajika Frog) Schlegel’s Green Tree Fro
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Goto Islands. Found in up-stream to mid-stream and surrounding forests. The body color is gray to brown with dark spots patterns. It becomes the protecting color and is hard to find them especially when rested on rocks in rivers. The beautiful voice has been loved by people from ancient times, and makes “fi fi fi fi fi” sounds. This resembles the voice of deer, hence the Japanese name Kajika-gaeru literally meaning deer frogs. It was farmed many in Edo period and the tool called Kajika basket to foster them. The body size differs by genders, female is twice as large as male.

●Body Length  about 5 to 7 cm
●Season  April to October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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