R. Amazonica Egg/Tadpole Diary

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  1. CarsonH

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    Few Months ago got 4 R. Amazonica from Ethan. Great frogs from a great keeper. Calling started on day 3, and they produced eggs April 24th. Ill try and add developement photos as i can.

    1: day 0 when i found the eggs April 24
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    2: tadpoles May 6,
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    3: microscope photo day of hatching may 11 pippetted out of brom
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    4: tank shot
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    5: tads remaining ni brom
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    Are the plants doing well on the sponge background?

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    I'm using a sheet of biofilter "media" designed for ponds. It seems to be working well, but I'm scared that it will degrade under lights/sun? I bought it from a local pond shop at 10 bucks a square foot. When I post updates of the task I'll include some photos of plants rooting into it. I'm hoping that if I grow enough java moss on it the light won't be able to hit it.[​IMG]

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    Quick update; of the 7 eggs laid, 4 hatched, 3 died/decayed at different levels of development. one was definitely my fault for pipetting it out too early. but the other 2 just stopped developing and turned to mush.

    interesting shot because of the lighting
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    one tad has yet to grow.. swims and reacts to stimuli, but cannot tell if its eatting and or pooping; it is definitely not growing. as seen in photo, the larger one represents the 3 that are growing. i am feeding pollen, spirulina, triop food (mixed marine seaweeds and fish meal)
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    found another 5 almost developed tadpoles! almost lost a frog while getting a photo though. the frogs are small and quick! took about 2 minutes to find/catch him. all covered in dog fur, so i put him in a jar with water and swished tilll he was clean and let him jump back into his home hopefully no worse off?
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    and, as requested, a few shots of my backgrouind material
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    Caught him sitting on the mist nozzle, nice and close for a photo![​IMG]

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    No need to worry about that filter media degrading. I use it in much harsher conditions. I have pieces that are years old with no signs of decay. It'll probably take 10 000 years to decay like other plastics lol
     
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    I got a morph out bin up and running. 3 tads about to pop their front legs, and another 2 in deli cups a couple months away. Going to try and get some photos with my microscope later tonight[​IMG]

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    Looking good! Hope to see some froglets soon!
     
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    That quick reply tempted me to get the photos right then and there. 3 nicely developing tads, now 70 days old. Maybe temps are too low? But the look good. That last tadpoles is the same clutch, not growing at all.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Really neat to see them close up with their skin texture and colours! I think they look about right for development save the last one. I had a clutch around the same time as you and they are almost popping their front legs. I have seen 'permanent tadpoles' on other forums and have had a couple instances with them from my amazonica group. Mine have never made it very long however. I haven't really looked into it, maybe someone else can comment?
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    I'm glad you like the photos, I have some very cool ones from when they were younger and the pigment was more space out like a galaxy. I too have heard of permapoles, (new term?!) But never experienced them.
     
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    Of the three tadpoles I only have one that made it. One disappeared, and the other had SLS nd disappeared as well.

    I have been gone for the past and a half and had roommates caring for my frogs except for the frpglets. The baby looks healthy, and in a leaf litter bin with large amounts of springtails and a small population of isopods. There are so many springs that every time I come home I feed springs from this bin rather than from my cultures.[​IMG]

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