FROGS

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:10 pm

A frog in each pond today. I am a little concerned that the freshly relined pond will not be able to support any tadpoles should there be any spawn deposited. Their usual first food is the green algae that has accumulated on the liner underwater. At present there is very little and even less marginal plants to generate any. Time will tell as the first tadpole is probably at least a month away. The other pond is OK but that will not be able to support huge numbers.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Placido » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:25 am

Frogs !!! :clap:
The future sounds temporarily grim for the refurbished pond's newest inhabitants when they arrive :(

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:12 pm

The cooler weather means the frogs have disappeared again :nod:
This time last years the temperature was in the 20s and we had loads of them. This year.. :cold2: :raining: :windy:

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Re: FROGS

Post by Placido » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:04 am

It's absolutely true what people say: "Frogs aren't silly". You hear that everywhere you go .....

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:05 pm

Placido wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:04 am
It's absolutely true what people say: "Frogs aren't silly". You hear that everywhere you go .....
Yep. People were talking about little else in Tescos today. :shake:

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Re: FROGS

Post by Placido » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:51 am

Absolutely right. Number One topic of discussion.
I think that's called a 'truism'. If not it should be - ask a frog :nod:.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Todays oddball weather (sunny,warm with thundery downpours) shows the frogs in two different lights. Sunny and warm :sunny: sees them skulking in the pond trying to grab the occasional unwary fly whereas as soon as the rain starts in earnest :lightning: :raining: they all jump out of the ponds and scatter around the garden.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Placido » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:05 am

:confused: :scratch: Why on earth do they do that ?? - the jumping and the scattering.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Willpar » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:45 pm

May be clutching at straws here but here goes. I wonder if it has anything to do with how sound travels through water. If the frogs are underwater I would imagine the sound of the rain hitting the water could be quite deafening.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:42 pm

Willpar wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:45 pm
May be clutching at straws here but here goes. I wonder if it has anything to do with how sound travels through water. If the frogs are underwater I would imagine the sound of the rain hitting the water could be quite deafening.
I have pondered on that theory in the past. They will even do it while paired up for spawning which gives weight to that.

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