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Taari 03-01-2013 03:42 AM

Eggs! and Tadpoles!
 
I put my male and female azureus together a couple weeks ago...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps25eb5088.jpg

And lastnight I decided to check the cocohut I put a petri dish under and found...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psc792f71f.jpg

Two eggs! I put the whole petri dish inside a plastic shoebox with a damp papertowel under it for humidity. I'll update as they start turning into tadpoles.

In the mean time, I also bought 5 already hatched tadpoles from a semi-local breeder. These are Borja Ridge Vents, same as my lone male that I have, so when they morph and grow up a bit, they can all live together in my 37 gallon aquarium!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps4f101ab8.jpg

Taari 03-05-2013 11:07 PM

Managed to get this really nice shot of one tadpole. This one was marked as hatching on 1/31, but it is as far along or farther than the ones marked 1/7, so I'm actually thinking the person I bought them from meant to mark it 12/31 perhaps. This one is maybe a week away from popping it's front legs, then for 2 weeks after that, it will re-absorb it's tail and then climb out of the water.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psfb03290e.jpg

10gallonplanted 03-05-2013 11:18 PM

Ah so cool! I would love to keep these guys someday. Good luck the your poles. :)

Taari 03-05-2013 11:27 PM

SQUEE! My Azureus eggs are starting to develop!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps5545226c.jpg

BruceF 03-05-2013 11:29 PM

That is so great! I was just reading about keeping frogs today.

ValMM 03-06-2013 03:14 AM

Congratulations! Babies are exciting.
I tried keeping tadpoles once when I was little, the ones you get in the mail and keep in the plastic habitat. They would start growing legs and then die.
Then over the summer, we had to let our pool sit before we could get a new liner, so a bunch of grey tree frogs laid eggs in our pool. I couldn't save them all, but for awhile I had my 10 gallon full of tadpoles. I had to release them because it was getting too hot outside.
Hopefully your babies will grow up to have more babies!

Taari 03-07-2013 05:18 PM

More development on the eggs. They are getting wider at one end and the spinal ridge is really apparent now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps4513394b.jpg

and the tadpoles. This is #5, same as the one above. You can see the little arms forming on either side of the body inside a pouch/fold of skin. I think this one and possibly a couple others will pop their front legs any day now!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps0d2ae095.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps988b7120.jpg

and Tad #3, dated 1/9.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psca2d92f9.jpg

Taari 03-08-2013 05:10 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psebeb6354.jpg

Taari 03-09-2013 07:27 PM

3/9
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psed18ca85.jpg

Alaskan Fishface 03-09-2013 07:49 PM

Great fun. I have a love of frogs and used to collect local eggs when I was younger. Sadly the habitat is all covered with houses now.

Taari 03-12-2013 04:55 PM

This is one of the two tads dated with a hatch date of 1/7

Vent tad:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps0fde708d.jpg

And the eggs...

3/10
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...psee5c89e6.jpg

3/12
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps1edaa761.jpg

babydragons 03-12-2013 06:21 PM

This is awesome to watch! How exciting!!

Betta132 03-12-2013 07:34 PM

Aww, cute! I love tadpoles! I finally found a good way to raise the wild ones... 10 tads for every 3 gallons, if they're toad tads. Add some moss from the neighbor's pool/pond, then feed mixed salad lettuce, boiled then frozen to make it soft. Add spring water to replace evaporated water, do weekly smallish water changes, and add a rock so they can climb out of water when they start to get legs. Let them go in a wet part of the yard as soon as that tail is gone, and be very careful handling the newmorphed frogs.
Sorry, got off topic there.

Taari 03-14-2013 05:32 AM

The first ventrimaculata tad got it's right front leg out of the pouch and it looks like the left one isn't far behind.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps16791ce5.jpg

And the Azureus eggs for 3/13. You can see 3 of the 5 eggs they laid for me the other day.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps1445e726.jpg

Taari 03-14-2013 09:18 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps432c4396.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ps9bfee870.jpg


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