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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Placido » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:23 am

Now that's strange 'cos my immediate reaction was, "a toady" :nod:
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:22 pm

Willpar wrote:Are you sure it is a frog jacksparrow. The reason I ask is because I always thought frogs were smooth. That one is warty, just like toads.

Deffo a Frog. Toadlets are black or very dark grey. :)
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:55 pm

I spent a little time taking stock of this years tadpoles and I'm sorry to report that numbers are quite low compared to recent years. :( There was plenty of spawn but the problem would appear to be a lack of suitable males to fertilize it. I have free swimming Tadders but after the newts have had their fill I'm expecting few(if any) survivors. After last year's very successful season it is a little hard to take but I suppose that is how nature is. :sadbanana:
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Placido » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:31 am

Any theories as to why, Jacksparrow ? After all, it's been a very mild winter and a good run-up to spring .....
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:20 pm

Placido wrote:Any theories as to why, Jacksparrow ? After all, it's been a very mild winter and a good run-up to spring .....

There were plenty of frogs for spawning and plenty of spawn but I don't seem to have had the right mix of male and female. We did have some cold nights during the spawning season but not cold enough to damage the spawn I wouldn't have thought. :shrug:
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Placido » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:45 am

A mystery of nature :shrug:
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby nuthatch » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:40 pm

Aliens - they come down in the night and mess with stuff :nod:
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Placido » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:33 pm

Just been watching a "There must be Life out there" type of programme and I wouldn't be a little bit surprised.
Given the boggling figures involved, there simply HAVE to be more life planets - whatever form they take.
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue May 23, 2017 8:04 pm

My Tadpole might be down on numbers but those that have survived are progressing well. The back legs are appearing now so the front set will be along very soon.
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Re: TADPOLES

Postby Placido » Wed May 24, 2017 10:54 am

:clap:that your taddies are thriving, Jacksparrow. The world needs more frogs :frog: :frog: :frog:
Maybe the final numbers will be around the same.
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