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Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:50 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote::clap:that your taddies are thriving, Jacksparrow. The world needs more frogs :frog: :frog: :frog:
Maybe the final numbers will be around the same.

Here's hoping :yes:

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:32 pm
by Jacksparrow
First 4-legger spotted today. :banana:

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:28 am
by Placido
Wot ?? Two humans in a pantomime horse, like ??

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:41 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:Wot ?? Two humans in a pantomime horse, like ??

Similar but a little more co-ordinated in the locomotion department. :nod:

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:06 pm
by Jacksparrow
Mrs JS took it upon herself to indulge in a little bit of gardening yesterday PM. this involved removing the excess growth of the wild strawberry that surrounds my ponds. Two little Frogs were made homeless during this brief period of activity :( . They were so small I concluded they must be the product of this year's batch of spawn. I was pessimistic at the start of the breeding season doubting there was enough spawn to produce successful froglets but I am cheered to find youngsters with their froggy career just beginning :)
PS Mrs JS was persuaded to curtail her gardening activity as I pointed out we needed the ground cover to hide the froglets.

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:28 am
by Placido
Nonono, not getting involved in a Domestic :unsure:.
Perhaps toady Mrs. JS will replant the Fragaria excess and get her meggles back ?

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:52 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:Nonono, not getting involved in a Domestic :unsure:.
Perhaps toady Mrs. JS will replant the Fragaria excess and get her meggles back ?

All is fine. Mrs JS is in no way an enthusiastic gardener but is sometimes prompted to have a go. She accepts I am gardening for wildlife and most of my little jungles go undisturbed until that is she judges them to be exceeding their bounds. :) :wife:

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:45 pm
by Jacksparrow
The recent rains have raised the water level in my ponds so I took the opportunity to trawl out some of the Duck Weed. During this operation I also caught five smallish Tadpoles :shrug: There were about the size of ones two weeks after they've hatched from the spawn. I can only think there has been a very late batch of spawn but I never saw it.

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:21 am
by Placido
Makes one wonder whether there is actually more of this going on than the owner realises.
Perhaps this is normal but you didn't trap any previously, Jacksparrow ?

Re: TADPOLES

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:00 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:Makes one wonder whether there is actually more of this going on than the owner realises.
Perhaps this is normal but you didn't trap any previously, Jacksparrow ?

I try not to mess around in the ponds during the key breeding season the give occupants chance to mature. There is a possibility that things could go on without me noticing as the marginals get bigger and hide the edges of the ponds. It has been my habit to have a bit of a clear out of the pond weed around this time of year but I may have to delay things a little this year. :nod: