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spotted marsh frog egg question

Postby rockstar_jones » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:19 pm

Well, my marshies laid a big foamy egg mass, and i was just wondering how long until the little black dots are able to be observed, and to tell if they're fertilised.

I'm a bit unsure on this topic so if someone could fill me in with anything i need to know and answer my question i'd appreciate it.

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Postby GrantW » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:35 pm

If they were fertilised they should hatch within the next 3-5 days.

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Postby rockstar_jones » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:39 pm

oh, i was told they take 2-3 weeks to hatch. Thats nice to know though. Thanks

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Postby GrantW » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:43 pm

Definately not that long, I have never known spawn of any Limno frog to take longer than a week.

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Postby rockstar_jones » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:47 pm

cool. I'm more excited now :shock: The males wont shut up though, nearly 24 hours a day lol. Straight after they... erhhh dismounted... or whatever the word is, he was straight of to croaking again. I can sleep through it though so its all good.

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Postby rockstar_jones » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:06 pm

thanks for the help.

I now have tiny tadpoles hatching, and floating below the bubble mass, or sinking onto the ramp, where they twitch every minute or so. So far i can count around 30, amongst silt. Very hard to see.

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???? taddies ?????

Postby hojo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:12 pm

Hope your taking lots of photos. I am really surprised the your frogs got organised and set up house so quickly.

??? Is it usual for the Marsh frogs to settle and breed so quickly???

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Postby GrantW » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:16 pm

Yes, Limnodynastes are an unstoppable breeding force, ask anyone in Syndey and they will be able to tell you about Limnodynastes peronii.


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