TADPOLES

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Willpar » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:20 pm

That`s a shame JS, i wonder if the fertilization never went to plan.

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:13 pm

Willpar wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:20 pm
That`s a shame JS, i wonder if the fertilization never went to plan.
It all looked normal but at the time when I expected the tadpoles to be massing in the jelly before free swimming it all seemed to break up. attrition from the newts hasn't helped the situation.

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:27 pm

Quite a few of the surviving tadpoles were enjoying the sun today. They are starting to grow now. :)

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Willpar » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:23 pm

Good news JS. Hopefully will get lots of frogs.

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu May 06, 2021 7:37 pm

While the sun was shining on the ponds this afternoon I took the chance to do a tadpole count. Not good news I'm afraid as I only saw one :(
It could be that the water is still cold and more will appear when we stop having such cold nights but I am not holding my breath. :shake:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Willpar » Thu May 06, 2021 8:16 pm

That`s a shame JS. Hope there are more you never seen.

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri May 07, 2021 7:43 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:16 pm
That`s a shame JS. Hope there are more you never seen.
So do I willpar :frog:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon May 17, 2021 8:07 pm

There are still a few tadpoles to be seen. Looking on the bright side the reduced numbers may make it easier for them to hide or evade the newts. :)

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu May 27, 2021 8:51 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:37 pm
While the sun was shining on the ponds this afternoon I took the chance to do a tadpole count. Not good news I'm afraid as I only saw one :(
It could be that the water is still cold and more will appear when we stop having such cold nights but I am not holding my breath. :shake:
Three weeks have now passed and much has changed, not least the ambient temperature. Today there were dozens out getting warm in the sun and looked to be growing well. It seems I was way too pessimistic and should have trusted nature more. :nod:

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Re: TADPOLES

Post by Willpar » Fri May 28, 2021 9:06 pm

Good to hear Jacksparrow.

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