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We have a fishless pond devoted to frogs, to give them a place to breed and
for the tadpoles to develop. This year for the first time since I started
this frog-support operation, there have been zero frog eggs. Plenty of frogs
gather around the pond every night and sing their little hearts out, but no
eggs. Normally we've got tadpoles starting to develop legs by this time of
year.

I heard from a friend in another state that the same thing has been going on
with his frog set-up this year.

I am stumped trying to understand why the frogs are not breeding. Does
anyone here have an idea what the cause could be? Are you seeing the same
phenomenon?






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On 7/2/2011 1:12 PM, Pat wrote:



I am stumped trying to understand why the frogs are not breeding. Does


anyone here have an idea what the cause could be? Are you seeing the same


phenomenon?




Not a problem here in N. Alabama, I try to make a place for the tree

frogs to breed and it's been very successful this year, many tadpoles

and most look likely to make it to frog.





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Here near Jackson, MS the tree frogs are in their nightly chorus and
we have some other frog tadpoles.

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Do you have fish in the pond?

Tree frog taddies here, though I've noticed the ones in the kiddy pool not
growing as fast as those in my water lily for sale tanks that are smaller
but deeper than the kiddy pool. Dept can't be what it is about though, as I
had a Rubbermaid container will just 4" of water that had taddies about
ready to turn. Warmth maybe? ~ jan
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"~ jan" wrote
Do you have fish in the pond?


Not a one.

Tree frog taddies here, though I've noticed the ones in the kiddy pool not
growing as fast as those in my water lily for sale tanks that are smaller
but deeper than the kiddy pool. Dept can't be what it is about though, as
I
had a Rubbermaid container will just 4" of water that had taddies about
ready to turn. Warmth maybe? ~ jan


Yes, the temp is probably a factor, but around here the problem is water
that gets too warm.

I did finally find some eggs yesterday. Latest I can remember finding the
first ones. But at least they finally laid some. YAY!!!






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On Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:11:40 EDT, "Pat" wrote:


"~ jan" wrote
Do you have fish in the pond?


Not a one.

Tree frog taddies here, though I've noticed the ones in the kiddy pool not
growing as fast as those in my water lily for sale tanks that are smaller
but deeper than the kiddy pool. Dept can't be what it is about though, as
I
had a Rubbermaid container will just 4" of water that had taddies about
ready to turn. Warmth maybe? ~ jan


Yes, the temp is probably a factor, but around here the problem is water
that gets too warm.

I did finally find some eggs yesterday. Latest I can remember finding the
first ones. But at least they finally laid some. YAY!!!

What state or zone are you in? ~ jan
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"~ jan" wrote

What state or zone are you in? ~ jan


Near Branson, Missouri, which I believe is 6b.


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There may be something in this article
http://amphibiaweb.org/declines/ClimateChange.html
too technical and long for me to digest right now
but could have an answer?

k :-)

(Had a male tree frog show up, croaking. Stopped croaking,
could be Lady Bullfrog, her of enormous size, ate him...)

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