Monday, 25 March 2013

An update on home life

So whilst we were lovely-lyming the tadpoles at home were growing.

We have a small tank on our family room table which had in it some donated jellied spawn from T and M's pond in Bridgwater. I have been photographing them daily since they arrived on the 10th march and since the mega death associated with hatching things have been pretty photogenic. I understand that there is something about a hatched tadpole that halts the development of the other eggs so although we started with several 100s of eggs it's not neglect on our part that has resulted in 'only' 30 or so possible frogs. They are very sweet but don't worry family people I haven't named them so no huge emotional attachment to traumatise myself with yet.

This is them today