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Old 17-06-2003, 07:32 AM
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In message , Janet Baraclough
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Marital hazard alert..do check the age of the towel with Mme Stejonda
before offering it to frogs :~}


Correcto - 'No tenemos viejas toallas!!!' was the response.

So I used t-towels of which we have many - and it rained here last
night.

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Old 17-06-2003, 08:41 AM
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On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:10:29 +0100, Victoria Clare
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When does a tadpole with legs become a frog with a tail?


I've always considered that there's an intermediate stage of frogpole to
cover the stage when they have both legs and a tail.

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Old 17-06-2003, 01:44 PM
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In article 2,
Victoria Clare writes

There's 'boinging frog' which is a frog that has got inside the central
heating system but miraculously is still alive.

And 'Aaaagh frog', which is a frog that you thought was dead, then shot
straight up and hit you on the nose when you tried to pick it up.

Plus of course the well-known 'soapy frog' which is like an 'Aaagh frog'
but went off at an angle when you thought you had your hands round it.


There's also frog bouncing ...

http://www.cherryjam.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cats/frog.htm
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Old 17-06-2003, 08:56 PM
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On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:10:29 +0100, Victoria Clare
wrote:


When does a tadpole with legs become a frog with a tail?


I've always considered that there's an intermediate stage of frogpole to
cover the stage when they have both legs and a tail.


Ah, tadpogs...

As a child, I used to consider mine had become frogs when their bodies
stopped being round blobs and got that squared off, angular shape..even
if they still have a bit of tail.

Janet.

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Old 17-06-2003, 08:56 PM
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On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:21:42 +0100, Janet Baraclough
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The message
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On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:10:29 +0100, Victoria Clare
wrote:


When does a tadpole with legs become a frog with a tail?


I've always considered that there's an intermediate stage of frogpole to
cover the stage when they have both legs and a tail.


Ah, tadpogs...

As a child, I used to consider mine had become frogs when their bodies
stopped being round blobs and got that squared off, angular shape..even
if they still have a bit of tail.


and when they turned into handsome princes when you kissed them?
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Old 17-06-2003, 11:32 PM
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On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 17:25:17 +0100, "dave @ stejonda"
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In message , H
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numerous desiccated froglets on the paving around our (1st year) pond.


You could encourage some algae to grow on the paving and therefore it
wouldn't be such a froglet-magnet? Brush some yoghurt onto the slabs and
wait a few days....

ah, that's a good idea - wonder which flavour they'd like ;-)

and Bob, thanks - I'll be out hosing down the paving at sunset tonight
and making sure the newly installed towels are well damped


Good luck - but should we have little froglets by now? Ours are still
tadpoles (some of them pretty big, but still definitely tadpole
stage).


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Old 19-06-2003, 12:44 AM
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Survival rate to maturity is very low - maybe 1%, but that's a
blessing, otherwise we would be chin deep in frogs.

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ned

The water boatmen in my pond have been depleting the tadpoles too. I saw 3
water boatmen simultaneously attack and drag down a little froglet that had
just jumped back into the water after being disturbed


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Old 19-06-2003, 01:44 AM
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"Pickle" wrote in message
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Survival rate to maturity is very low - maybe 1%, but that's a
blessing, otherwise we would be chin deep in frogs.


The water boatmen in my pond have been depleting the tadpoles too. I saw

3
water boatmen simultaneously attack and drag down a little froglet that

had
just jumped back into the water after being disturbed



When my son went to Primary school, I used to lend them frog spawn so they
could watch it turn into tadpoles and develop legs.

When they were returned, at the end of term, I put them back in the pond.

I was horrified to see Dragonfly larvae shoot out what like arms with boxing
gloves on, and rip these tadpoles to pieces.

It must be a very small percentage reach maturity. After about 15 years we
had about 15 pairs + some hopeful young males.

They are starting to build up numbers after a heron visited the pond, a few
years ago. We now have about 10 pairs.

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