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post #21 of 26 Old 04-13-2012, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe thats what happened. IDK? Poor poor things.

We haven't hiked by that particular pond again so no new tads yet, but she's been talking about it! We'll see. I can't STAND killing baby animals, so sad. So I'm gonna do everything POSSIBLE to make the next ones live! LOL!

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post #22 of 26 Old 04-13-2012, 05:37 PM
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I too used to catch and nurture tadpoles, i used to feed mine baby fish food the sort thats already liquified didnt lose any doin this :) then released them where i got them from when they had all there legs.
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IT'S A MIRACLE!!! Found 1 still living in the fish tank!! And it's grown. The kid found it, of course! Live sucker LIVE!

Also found a small salamander under the horses water trough when I cleaned it out today! Great day on the farm!
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post #24 of 26 Old 04-14-2012, 09:10 AM
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Back in my preschool teaching years, a parent brought in a huge jar full of tadpoles and pond water. It was full of all the algae/plants that would have been in the pond. She told us not to feed them anything else. Those tadpoles survived for a very long time but never turned into frogs. It was the strangest thing. We had to give them back to her at the end of the year. It seemed like they lasted for months without changing.
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post #25 of 26 Old 04-14-2012, 10:42 AM
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Sounds like you had a complete little ecosystem going with the plants and algae as feed for the tadpoles and other critters in the water. They probably would have done more maturing with more feed; however, the water might have been harder to keep clean.

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post #26 of 26 Old 04-14-2012, 04:35 PM
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In my young boy days I raised quite a few tadpoles to frogs. All I did was take a bucket with me, fill it with pond water/algae then started catching tadpoles. I left them in that, once their legs started growing I tossed in a stick for them to crawl up on and eventually get out on their own.

We've just recently started getting into fish and found out that you don't want to do a 100% change out of water if you don't do it very frequently. They get used to their own "soup" and suddenly adjusting to clean water can shock them to death. Makes me think tadpoles have the same issue.
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