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Re: FROGS

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:13 pm
by Butterfly
Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Jacksparrow wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:58 pm
On a more somber note I only have about half the amount of spawn compared to last year and on the whole the weather has been better :(
I wonder what made the drop in numbers? :unsure:
:shrug: Plenty of frogs so I can only think there was an imbalance in the sexes.
Oh I didn't think of that, that might be it :unsure:

Re: FROGS

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:08 pm
by Jacksparrow
I had a surprise today when I found a late batch of spawn nearly six weeks after the first lot appeared in early March :)

Re: FROGS

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:38 am
by Placido
:clap: How clever: a double-barrelled approach to the survival of the species :nod:.

Re: FROGS

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 pm
by Jacksparrow
For the most part I leave a third of the chateau grounds undisturbed and this leaves room for my froglets to grow in a safe environment away from my size nines clumping around. Yesterday I did a little rootling around in the safe area to get rid of some dominant weeds and grasses and disturbed a little frog which was clearly from the class of 2018. It was roughly twice the size of one that has just left the tadpole stage. It is good to know that all my nurturing is not a waste of time.

Re: FROGS

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:34 am
by Placido
A good nurture never goes unrewarded, Jacksparrow :clap:. Good spot - it can teach the youngsters all the survival skills they'll need :). A sort of ranine Ray Mears.

Re: FROGS

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 pm
by Jacksparrow
I spotted the first Froglet of the new season today. :frog: :woohoo:

Re: FROGS

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:46 am
by Placido
:clap: Yaaaay, Meggle of the Month :trophy: :thumbsup: - well done to everyone involved :D.

PS>: Taddies on tv the other evening, and I thought of you :(

Re: FROGS

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:23 pm
by Jacksparrow
More Froglets are appearing. They are currently hiding under the ground bird bath/Hedgehog water bowl. Each time I lift it up to get rid of the soiled water they leap around like fleas trying to find alternative cover. I think it is a slightly dodgy hiding place as I'm sure the Hogs would find them a very tasty morsel. :hedgehog: :frog:

Re: FROGS

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
by Placido
Well, with the cost of housing today you have to sekkle for what you can afford :(.
Can't help wondering what Mrs JS makes of the flea analogy :unsure:.

Re: FROGS

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:28 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
Well, with the cost of housing today you have to sekkle for what you can afford :(.
Can't help wondering what Mrs JS makes of the flea analogy :unsure:.
Mrs JS doesn't mind the flea analogy as long as they stay in the garden :shake: