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    Hi everyone,
    I am going to get some frogs(or it might be toads eggs, not sure) from the local pond and put it in a plastic bottle with pond water and I will raise some frogllets. I have a plastic tank outside where I can put them in when they get a bit bigger.
    Mya I ask, what do I feed them? And what should i put in the water with them?plants?snails?
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    Amphibians are getting rarer and rarer by the day. Taking out just one batch of eggs can greatly hurt the local frog population. The best advice I could give you is to not take any at all, but buy them from a pet shop (not wild collected though). However, if you feel you must have some, take only 5 or 10 eggs. Do NOT feed them the pet store flake tadpole food (and no pellets either). Do you know what specie it is? That would help me give you "cultivation" tips as we horticulturists call it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    really? here we are encouraged to take some and raise tedpoles untill they are baby frog size, because out of like 300 eggs only 4 or 5 survive.
    But if I put them back when they are baby frogs, say I took 300 eggs(which I wont lol its too much)then at least 50 will survive.

    well I dont know how to feed them or what to feed them lol preferably natural foods like pond weed
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    Quote[/b] (Starman @ Mar. 15 2005,10:27)]really? here we are encouraged to take some and raise tedpoles untill they are baby frog size, because out of like 300 eggs only 4 or 5 survive.
    But if I put them back when they are baby frogs, say I took 300 eggs(which I wont lol its too much)then at least 50 will survive.

    well I dont know how to feed them or what to feed them lol preferably natural foods like pond weed
    They'll probably just eat algae at first. Get a tank going and let the algae grow until it covers the glass, then get yourself some eggs. What specie is it? I am not familiar with the species in the UK. If it was the USA I would guess a leopard frog

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    well I dont know what species but the pond is very close to my house

    I have a tank which will be perfect for them Il fill that up with rainwater and let the algea grow for a bit before getting eggs
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    OK. You'll also need to have a little "dry land area" for the froglets to climb up on, once they are done morphing.

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    I was thinking about that actually.....thank you
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    How much surface you have will dictate how many tads you should attempt to raise. I have a 250 gallon herp pond here. It was created for the sole purpose of relocating tads from naturally occuring vernal ponds in the local vicinity. One addition you might want to seriously consider would be an air pump and an air stone. The rain water is very good however the water must be able to retain its oxygen levels. Regarding what you can feed tads, small portions of frozen spinach will be a start in addition to any algae that may be in the tank. Remove what spinach the tads do not eat in 10 minutes to reduce waste. Regarding lighting, if this tank is outside that will not be an issue. If it is inside, proper lighting will be every bit as important as a place for them to crawl out.

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