How big are GTFs when they morph?

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How big are GTFs when they morph?

Postby ZoZo » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:49 pm

Anyone know how big newly morphed Green Tree Frogs are? I saw some in a pet store the other day and they were really TINY...

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Postby Evan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:13 pm

I think they're about 2cm, maybe less.

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Postby Edgee » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:32 am

When I got some recently, they were 3 weeks old (from morphing) and they were 1-1.5cms.

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Postby GrantW » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:20 am

Marion Anstis's Tadpoles of South Eastern Australia says they are 15-22mm when they metamorph.

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Postby Edgee » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:09 am

You've always gotta be accurate, haven't you Grant. :D

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Postby GrantW » Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:58 pm

Yep :D

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Postby samehada » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:33 pm

i had a batch of caerulea tadpoles last year and some of them morphed to 3-4cm so i guess it would vary depending on food, water, space and temperature.

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Postby GrantW » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:39 pm

That is really large for any species, most mixophyes species dont even get bigger than 30mm when they morph.

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Postby samehada » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:21 pm

i had a banjo that morphed to be 4cm

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Postby Gerry Marantelli » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:02 am

yes - the smaller they are the weaker they will be - it can also impact fertility and adult size later - no matter how well you care for them.

It is very rare to see captive tads or mets at the size they are capable of, because they are ALWAYS crowded!

we tried raising 50 mixophyes in a 10,000 litre tank and got tads up to 148mm

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Postby michaels » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:34 pm

Yeh we recently had a mates green tree frogs morph and some were massive compared to others. The smaller ones were just a bit over 1 cm and the bigger ones were about 3cm... actually one of the bigger ones grew so much faster than the others that he ended up eating about 15 of them over a few days!!!!!


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