Growing up in England my grandmother who lived on the grounds of the Girls Grammar School where she worked as the Executive Chef, we were privy to be able to collect frog spawn from the pond on the grounds. My sister and I raised so many taddies into beautiful handsome frogs, you wouldn't believe. Once they matured, we transported them back to the school pond.
Those were awesome memories. We got to watch them grow their legs and observe them sit on the big pebbles we had collected from the beach when they were able and strong enough to do so, basking in the sunshine in our back yard. We reconstructed their habitat and they thrived...
I have to say something. I shop at an Asian fish market often where they sell practically anything fishy but also turtles and frogs - they sell these frogs from a large bucket all crowded in on top of each other..it's kinda sad. I told my husband they were so beautiful I wanted to buy one. He said, "let me guess, you wanted to save it and have another pet, right?" I just laughed. They were cute.
Our tadpoles are enjoying their new home, especially the rock. They wriggle up to rest on it. They like romaine lettuce . We're still not sure what type of frog they'll grow into. I guess that's part of the fun! No legs yet.
The tadpole's second arm has popped out to its proper location! Too cool! It wasn't out just a few hours ago! #frog I apologize for the picture being a bit fuzzy but he's swimming all over in glee, now that he has all his arms out. None of the other tadpoles have any arms at all - and half don't have legs yet. We have a Two Armed Tadpole - or, more properly, a froglet!
AWESOME! Another tadpole has gotten one arm in the past hour and will have his second in mere minutes! #tadpole #frog Look near his head. You can see his right arm with three fingers (he will develop the fourth in a few days). Now look at the left side of his body (the part facing you). See the impression of three fingers in there? That is the fully formed arm beneath the skin, ready to come out! They press out elbow first through an opening in the skin. I bet it'll be out by the time I go back to look again!
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