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Meet the tadpole raisers!

Name: Kaleidoscope.
Titles: Blogmeister Extraordinaire. Mistress of the Photographs.
Job: Maintain the blog and take the photographs.
Anything Else: She is a third year undergraduate studying English Language with Creative Writing. She writes, reads, projects, takes photographs, enjoys Tim Burton films, chocolate, double beds, kettle chips, sparkly things and sunny days. If she had the money she would learn to scuba dive and get laser eye surgery. She likes writing in third person because it feels funny.

Name: Miles.
Titles: Extreme Frogspawn Catcher. Master of Aquatic Knowledge.
Job: Catching tadpoles and keeping us informed on how to look after them.
Anything Else:

Name: Peter.
Title: Keeper of the Tadpoles.
Job: Keeping an eye on the frogspawn as they develop into tadpoles.
Anything Else:

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Peter  |  March 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I’m “Keeper of the Tadpoles”? Sounds rather grandiose… I like it 😛

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  • 2. Suzanne  |  March 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    didn’t realise it needed a team to raise afew wriggly things in a bowl! Am impressed with blog ( yes I did know what one was! ) and would like to be kept posted with their progress Hope you’re not planning on naming them as well ( you’ll run out! ). How soon do they change into frogs Mr Master of Aquatic Knowledge ?

    Reply
  • 3. Karen  |  March 6, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    oops! Didn’t realise i needed to change the name. sorry!

    Reply
  • 4. Karen  |  March 6, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Hey! my original comment has disappeared! whats going on?

    Reply
  • 5. Karen  |  March 9, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Hi Marcia Here, so this is how your spend your time at uni. You are teaching my 2 that you don’t have much work to do !!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 6. Emily  |  June 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    We have 11 tadpoles and one has turned into a frog, he is on a rock above water. Should I move him out of water? I have been feeding the tadpoles fish food and lettuce, what should I feed the frog? He looks just like the frog in your pictures!

    Thank you for your help in advance!

    Emily

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    • 7. Kaleidoscope  |  June 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

      Hi,

      We found that the baby frogs didn’t always like being emerged in water. So, yes, I would suggest moving the frog to another tank with dry land/rocks and some shallow water that it can swim around in but easily get out of (so the rocks can’t be too high above the water level). Make sure it can’t get trapped between the rocks and the side of the tank too. And the frog will need live food. Which you can buy from some pet stores (we actually went out and caught small flies and bugs… but I think buying them would be easier!) They’re attracted to the movement of the bugs (and if you get anything with wings, make sure you’ve got a lid for the tank!)

      Hope that helps 🙂

      Reply

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