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Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:20 pm
by Willpar
That`s a shame JS, i wonder if the fertilization never went to plan.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:13 pm
by Jacksparrow
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.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:27 pm
by Jacksparrow
Quite a few of the surviving tadpoles were enjoying the sun today. They are starting to grow now. :)

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:23 pm
by Willpar
Good news JS. Hopefully will get lots of frogs.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:37 pm
by Jacksparrow
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:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 8:16 pm
by Willpar
That`s a shame JS. Hope there are more you never seen.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:43 pm
by Jacksparrow
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:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:07 pm
by Jacksparrow
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. :)

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Thu May 27, 2021 8:51 pm
by Jacksparrow
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:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Fri May 28, 2021 9:06 pm
by Willpar
Good to hear Jacksparrow.