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Dani Howard
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# Posted: 30 May 2012 18:21 · Edited by: Dani Howard


Hey guys! I am Dani and I have a cute newly morphed toadlet named Wasabi! My husband and son brought him home (as a tadpole)in a water bottle 3 1/2 weeks ago. At first I was upset because I feel nature should be left alone, but I instantly fell in love with the tad. I have been researching and taking it very seriously. I feel like since we interfered with nature, I have a responsibility to whatever I can to help him thrive. He actually developed very quickly. He came out of the water a little over a week after his back legs started to grow. I took the included picture this morning while I was changing the paper towels (brown, non bleached, damp). I have been putting calcium and vitamin d3 dusted flightless fruit flies in his tank. There was what looked like poop on the paper towel when I changed it, so I assume he has eaten even thought I haven't actually seen it happen (I am going to do a better job of counting the flies from now on). He still has a tiny nub tail as you can see. SHOULD he be eating already? On average, how many flies should he eat in a day? How many times or how much should he be pooping? Any advice is greatly appreciated

Oh and can anyone ID this guy? The toads that are native to my state are American, Fowler's, Oak, and Southern. Thanks!



bschwinn
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# Posted: 30 May 2012 20:56


Put enough flies that ha can have his fill, but not as much as would crawl over him driving him nuts. Also dust food with calcium and vitamins. For someone to help you ID him we would need to know where you are, country , state. Bill

Dani Howard
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# Posted: 30 May 2012 21:00


I am in Birmingham, Alabama in the US. Like I said in the original post, the types of toads native to my state are American, Fowler's, Oak, and Southern

bschwinn
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# Posted: 30 May 2012 23:18


I think it is a bit small to make a positive ID. I think if you let him grow a little bigger it will then be possible to ID him. You could also make an educated guess by seeing what type of toad lives where the tad was found.

wickerstone
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# Posted: 31 May 2012 00:50


I think it is a bit small to make a positive ID. I think if you let him grow a little bigger it will then be possible to ID him. You could also make an educated guess by seeing what type of toad lives where the tad was found.


Or...you could simply ask the toad


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Dani Howard
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# Posted: 31 May 2012 05:33


When I first got him, I looked at the species found where he was specifically collected from, and it just said "toads" without getting specific. Was hoping someone on here could take a guess based on experience, but I guess I will just have to be patient

greene
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# Posted: 31 May 2012 23:12


wow that thing is tiny! it makes some of the frogs i used to have look like giants


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