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Postby michaels » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:21 pm

i recently found some frothy frog eggs at a friends pond in chelsea heights the egg mass is about 5 cm and in a circle and we saw hundreds of little tadpoles surrounding it. does anyone know what type of frog these eggs might of come from, it is a shallow pond with lots of grassy plants and the eggs were atached to 2 of them

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Postby Donna » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:37 am

It could be Limnodynastes tasmaniensis. However I think all the Limnodynastes lay a foamy nest. Was it a flat foamy egg mass or was it well mounded?

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Postby michaels » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:53 pm

i think it was foamy, and it wasnt flat it was like half a sphere + there was 2 clumps but it may of been from 2 different frogs

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Postby michaels » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:56 pm

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis are spotted marsh frogs right?
because i think we heard some calling, you are probably right.
thanks for helping out.
do you know how long it will be till they are little frogs.
Thanks Michael.

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Postby Donna » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:59 pm

The length of time till they become frogs can be effected by the temp of the water, and food supply. Acording to Marion Anstis's book about tadpoles if they are the spotted marsh frog L. tasmaniensis they could take about 3 to 4 months to turn into frogs.

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Postby michaels » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:47 pm

Thanks a ton for helping out, you sure know alot about frogs.


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