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Old 13-04-2003, 10:44 AM
Richard Savage
 
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Can anyone help me differentiate between frog- and toad-spawn? Or
redirect me to a more appropriate forum for this question?

I have two ponds; one (the older) has always hosted frog-spawn, the
newer pond has a large ball of what looks like frog-spawn but the eggs
(?) are larger and more distinct and spherical than the frog-spawn which
is a more amorphous mass. It, the unknown spawn, is on the bottom of
the new pond but this is probably because there is no vegetation for it
to attach to.

Both bundles (?) of spawn are producing tadpoles at present.



TIA

Richard


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Old 13-04-2003, 11:08 AM
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Can anyone help me differentiate between frog- and toad-spawn?

frog spawn is a big mass, toad spawn consists of strands of jelly "two eggs
wide" rather than a big ball (and newts lay individual "jellied" eggs).
Sounds like you just have two lots of frog spawn at different stages.
Hayley


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Old 13-04-2003, 12:56 PM
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IIRC toad spawn is produced in long strings.


Richard Savage scribbled:

Can anyone help me differentiate between frog- and toad-spawn? Or
redirect me to a more appropriate forum for this question?

I have two ponds; one (the older) has always hosted frog-spawn, the
newer pond has a large ball of what looks like frog-spawn but the eggs
(?) are larger and more distinct and spherical than the frog-spawn
which is a more amorphous mass. It, the unknown spawn, is on the
bottom of the new pond but this is probably because there is no
vegetation for it to attach to.

Both bundles (?) of spawn are producing tadpoles at present.



TIA

Richard



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Old 13-04-2003, 02:09 PM
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In article , Richard Savage
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Can anyone help me differentiate between frog- and toad-spawn?


Easy!!
Frog spawn is in lumps, like tapioca.
Toad spawn is in long ribbons, only two eggs wide, festooned around the
weed. You will recognise it immediately when you see it.

Or
redirect me to a more appropriate forum for this question?

I have two ponds; one (the older) has always hosted frog-spawn, the
newer pond has a large ball of what looks like frog-spawn but the eggs
(?) are larger and more distinct and spherical than the frog-spawn which
is a more amorphous mass.


Still frog. It may just be a bit fresher. The eggs tend to break down a
bit, and grow algae, as the tads get nearer hatching.

It, the unknown spawn, is on the bottom of
the new pond but this is probably because there is no vegetation for it
to attach to.


It often sinks once the eggs have absorbed water.


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