Thursday, November 8, 2018

Frog Report

He or She is about 1 and 1/2 inch long

This is one of my Tadpoles grown up, there is another one living in the bathing suit. I think it is Freddy the daddy of the tadpoles. I ran out of spring lettuce mix and steamed frozen spinach.. Now all the little frogs look like POP EYE... he he he....   Bob called me outside and said LOOK WHAT YOU DID.... there were half a dozen teeny frogs in the swimming pool. The rain barrel is almost empty, YAY....
TO THOSE OF YOU... who made comments about the tadpoles staying because I fed them. There is no way for them to LEAVE the barrel until they grow legs. They were not growing legs but were becoming cannibals because I found 2 of them eating 2 others. I figured out they had been in there for 3 months and it should have been 3 or 4 weeks. Next time I see eggs floating in the water I will be scooping them out. But then who will eat the mosquito larvae, we did not see a single mosquito all the time they were there.

That is when I started feeding them, and within 2 weeks of getting enough food they turned into frogs, but alas not one into a prince.

18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I always knew you were doing the right thing. Oh my gosh, I thought this one was one of the parents. But it is a grown baby!! This is the last one in the barrel?

Ann said...

You feeding them was a good thing. If you hadn't then they wouldn't have survived. From the picture it looks like it would be much bigger than 1 1/2 inches

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Sounds like you can't win. Feed the tadpoles or get eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Cute frog. Enjoy your day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
You have painted us the full picture - from darkness into light! Actually, even in the 'wild' pond situation, if overcrowding competition is fierce, tadpoles will turn cannibal. Survival of the fittest and all that. You have given more frogs more chance, so I hope your mozzie population continues at a minimum in return for your favour! YAM xx

My Mind's Eye said...

Those taddies were lucky to have been loved by you so they could be leaping frogs
Hugs Cecilia

Mevely317 said...

That's so crazy about the tads consuming mosquito larvae! Whatever made you think of the spinach? Man, I love your tender heart!

PS - Your last line made me LOL!

photowannabe said...

Absolutely fascinating.
I sure have learned a lot about tadpoles and froggies.
Glad the mosquito population was abated by the frogs. Hope that continues.
Have a great day Sandra.

The Gang at LLB said...

I have so enjoyed watching your tadpoles grow into big strong froggies!!!

crafty cat corner said...

We had loads of tadpoles that turned into frogs in the pond on our allotment. I really miss this kind of thing so loved seeing your pictures.
Briony
x

Hootin' Anni said...

But...But- BOB is your prince!

Lois said...

I would have fed them too!

Denise inVA said...

I always remember how fascinated it was to see eggs grow into tadpoles, tadpoles grow into frogs. Yes, I would have fed them too.

Gayle said...

It looks like a fall leaf in our bucket.
Larvae versus cannibal tadpoles - now there's a conundrum :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

You may have started a new type of hobby, that of feeding tadpoles.

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra, you sound like a proud mama!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree, you had to feed them! That's great that they help with the mosquitos.

Just Mags said...

Good job with feeding and saving those tadpoles so they could grow into frogs sweet Sandra. I could sure have used some to eat mosquito larvae they were in abundance here. Hugs

Ida said...

I've enjoyed the Tadpole/Frog posts. How fun to have them around.