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horsinu
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2011 18:05


hi there fellow froggie keepers!! i collected a few tadpoles last year from my local ponds, and managed to have them all survive and morph, except for one. i actually only had 2 of these same guys from the same pond and while one morphed, the other didnt. he managed to get 2 back legs (small ones) and that was it. its been since like june or july of 2010. will he ever change is what im wondering???

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2011 18:12


im not the expert in tadpoles, but natural selection is harsh with frogs
the strongers will do it, the weakers wont
if ALL the other tadpole made it healthy, i would think the setup is fine? then that would mean one of the tadpole was maybe smaller, weaker


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bschwinn
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2594 posts

# Posted: 7 Mar 2011 18:15


Sometimes they stop developing due to seasonal changes, maybe it will continue with the approach of summer. Also, tads give off growth inhibiting hormones so he might be delayed in response to his former cagemate.

Eric Walker
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809 posts

# Posted: 7 Mar 2011 22:51


I have had a few tads get back legs and just never show signs of front legs. the tads spent forever like this then just poof, dead after about 8 months

cherisse
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1536 posts

# Posted: 8 Mar 2011 00:43


same experience as above with a GL lamasi tadpole.. lived for a long time and never got front legs.. then died


3.4.0 Mantella Milotympanum
science teacher
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50 posts

# Posted: 8 Mar 2011 02:26


Yeah, I had a fellow teacher once catch a couple of tads from a local pond. One of them got back legs and that was it. It lived like that for almost two years. I'm not sure what happened after that because I then changed schools.


Robin

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