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 Grey Tree Frog Tadpole Factoids

Origin

Much of the U.S. near wet or marshy areas

Sexual Differences

Males trill to attract females spring and early summer
Breeding Typical amplexus followed by hundreds of eggs

Temperature

Room temp fine

Attitude

Prefers to climb and hide

Biggest Threat

Bigger frogs in the wild.  Dirty water in captivity.

Schedule

Nocturnal
Special Lighting Not needed

Security

Camouflages to surroundings. Adept at hiding.

Size

Usually under two inches

Foods

Insects, spiders, worms
Supplements An occasional calcium dusting of  prey probably helpful

Water

Clean water a necessity.

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Clutch of grey tree frog tadpoles.  Theoretically possessive of pink-tipped tails.

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Their home away from their original home -- a 10-gallon tank with filter and watersprite.

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Chowing on tropical fish flakes.

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Starting to metamorphasize.  These are not large frogs.

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As they convert, they seek egress from the water.

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Tail not quite absorbed, but heading to the top as fast as possible.  He's looking for a tree.  Top view.

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Belly view with my thumb for size.

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He's a frog -- no longer a tadpole.

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Ready to start looking for bugs.

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They chow on these quarter-inch crickets.

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This inch-long tree frog was captured with the tadploes.  Big frogs often eat little frogs.

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However, this guy prefers crickets to frog legs for lunch.

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Lots of converted tadpoles now in a well covered container.

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Not large enough to be jumpy around humans.  Hr'll catch on later.

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As we said, lots of converts.  And they do like to eat.

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Converts start out green, then gradually turn grey.

Last Words:  Out of the two dozen tadpoles, about 90% succeccfully morphed into grey tree frogs.  They did fine on the small crickets.  They would have enjoyed wingless fruit flies also, but we had none at the time.  Some of them received an occasional house fly.  LA

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June 24, 2011:  One of our customers captured LOTSA tree frog tadpoles inhis backyard pond.  He brought them (plus some assorted watr bugs) into Aqualand yesterday.  He also brought in a half dozen or so that were very close to becoming frogs.

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As we said, LOTSA tree frog tadpoles plus some hithhiking water bugs.

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Water boatmen.

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When we took the top off their kritter keeper, this guy crawled up the side.

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Not much of a leaper at this stage.

Laster Words:  We like froggies.  LA


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