TADPOLES

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 pm

The first tadders from the late batch of spawn are free swimming already. I think the warm sunshine has brought them on quicker than the early batches.

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Placido » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:48 am

Ancient tradition has it that the first free-swimming tadpoles (F-STs) are eligible for entry into the Great Easter Egg Hunt :nod:. There's always a rush :grouphug: :woohoo: :bolt: :dogrun:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:50 pm

I have now commenced feeding the tadpoles that have been free swimming for a couple of weeks. The offer of supplementary food has been keenly accepted :nod:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Placido » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:31 am

That's nice - healthy hungry taddies. Bless ....... :nod:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:45 pm

I spotted a tadpole with a set of rear legs today for the first time this year.
An upside to the poor weather as the pond levels have returned to normal. :nod:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Placido » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:32 am

Maybe the floods stimulated the taddy spurt of growth ?? Shock to the metabolism and all that ......
Or are they right on schedule which knocks that theory on the head :(

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:20 pm

I had a trawl in the nature pond today with the aim getting some duckweed out. Inevitably I always get some tadders too. I still have them at all stages of the cycle and some seem to have grown very little. I have no idea why some prosper while other mark time. :shrug:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:46 am

Maybe some are pushy and some are the quiet, retiring types :rolleyes: who are always bullied out of their fair share of taddy tasties.

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