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Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:22 pm
by Placido
It's Nature's way, isn't it. Probably the taddies have eaten said frog, and glad of it :shrug:. Any protein is good protein after all.
Makes a change from salad for them :).

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:07 pm
by Jacksparrow
It always seems to be the same every year for my ponds that some of the tadpoles just never mature. This year is no different. I still have a few who are just at the size where you expect to see legs sprouting. I'm not sure how much food they can find or if they will ever mature.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:35 pm
by Jacksparrow
The first blob of spawn appeared this morning. 4 days later than last year.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:11 pm
by Willpar
That is good news jacksparrow. Hopefully more will appear.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:14 pm
by Jacksparrow
Willpar wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:11 pm
That is good news jacksparrow. Hopefully more will appear.
More has appeared today. I seem to be down on frog numbers compared to recent years so I may not get the quantity I've become used to.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:45 pm
by Jacksparrow
The earliest of the spawn is now showing the first signs of maturing. The black dots are becoming short black worms :)

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:54 pm
by Willpar
Good news jacksparrow.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:29 pm
by Jacksparrow
I saw a free swimming tadpole today but most of them are still emerging from the spawn jelly. I also saw a newt. They always turn up to feast on the spawn and the young tadpoles.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:07 pm
by Willpar
That is good JS. Pity about the newt but all part and parcel of life in the wild.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:23 pm
by Jacksparrow
My current assessment is that this year's spawning has been a failure. :( I still have few free swimming tadpoles but nowhere near the number I would expect to have enough survive through to turning into an adult.