Monday, February 26, 2007

Tadpoles: Day 4


(Photo taken from above the tadpole's tank. The tadpoles are almost 1 inch long now. You also can see some eggs that haven't hatched. I took 9 photos and this is the only one that was half-way decent.)
I've been a little afraid for the little tadpoles we got in the mail Friday. They seemed to be growing bigger, but they were rarely moving. The literature said they wouldn't move much, but it still seemed scary!

Well, the 5 original that hatched before we got them, are alive and doing well! They broke free from their egg sacs today and are now swimming around. (None of the other 10 have hatched.) One poor little guy has a crooked tail and can only swim in a circle. We're not sure what we're going to do about him.

We are just really having a lot of fun watching these little guys and are amazed at how fast they're growing! We even fed them for the first time this afternoon, although I'm not sure they ate anything.

1 comment:

Steph said...

That is so COOL! We tried raising tadpoles several times, but didn't have much luck.

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