My strange eggs now.

Need some help to identify a frog (or tadpole or egg mass)? Sounds like a job for the collective minds of the Community. Photographs and/or recordings are greatly appreciated. Results guaranteed (All money cheerfully refunded).

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My strange eggs now.

Postby Beadazzled » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:34 pm

Okay the eggs that I found now have a distinct shape of something in them so I'll post pics and show you what I mean. I'm certain it looks like a tadpole, but then I'm no expert lol. Anyway see the pics and tell me what you think.
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Postby GrantW » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:40 pm

hmm this is strange, it does look like a tadpole, but there are no native frogs on the south island, please do keep the eggs until they hatch and let us know what they are.

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Postby samehada » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:11 pm

its still too blurry

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Postby Beadazzled » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:29 pm

yeah I'm trying to get a better pic of it but its really hard, the flash makes it hard to see.

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Postby hojo » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:31 pm

Try using an indirect light source to add light to the area you photograph. Use a lrge piece of white paper with a bright lamp. You will need to point the light source into the paper, not too close and bounce the light onto your subject. This will diffuse the light without making a spot which will over expose the area you are trying to take the picture of.

Then you need to turn off the automatic flash on the camera.

If no artificial light source available then put your subject close to a window or take it outside where you will have natural light. Stand with the light to your back and be sure not to throw shadows on the subject.

Hope this may help

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Postby Beadazzled » Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:52 pm

Thanks Heather, I've just read your post now and I have just taken another pic...I'll try with your techniques later, many thanks.
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Postby Evan » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:24 pm

That egg looks opaque, it is still very hard to tell what it is. Are they still developing?

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Postby samehada » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:00 pm

it looks like a fish from a distance, i can see like a eye on the right side of the egg and then the body streches to the left.

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Postby Beadazzled » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:23 am

The egg is quite opaque, the thing in it does stretch around the inside of the egg but I'm really not too sure if they are still developing or not. I think maybe not after we have moved them. Have had the eggs for over a week now and no difference has been noted.

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Postby GrantW » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:27 am

Keep them in similar conditions as you found them and they should develop normally.

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Postby Beadazzled » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:48 am

Thanks tnarg, I have them sitting in damp sphagnum moss so hopefully things might happen.


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