Monday, June 28, 2010

pond life

the tadpoles are growing in both size and frogginess:





with water wood-lice:




with weed and water-snail:








with lipz, eyez and noze:





and with live action. Sorry about the rubbish focus, I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but will try and figure it out and do better next time. But I hope it gives some sense of the wiggling.....

11 comments:

RA said...

Cool! :D

Baino said...

Are they the same batch? I thought frogs grew a little quicker than that. Coming along nicely!

Gary said...

Watchign tadpoles grow and change is something that I have always wanted to do with my students but never have. It is easier and more popular to go with butterflies (sad story about that...one preschool class had a big celebration to let their butterflies go after weeks of nurturing them. All the little kids went out to free them and as two butterflies took flight they were gobbled up by birds!!)

Maybe next year I'll do the tadpoles...

e said...

Lovely things tadpoles...thanks for the photos and update.xxe

Leah said...

These are great pics. I love them.

Tom said...

at this rate you'll have a nice plate of frog legs soon...no! You can't eat Kermit!

Brian Miller said...

so cool to watch their transformation...

lettuce said...

Baino they are the same batch - I'm always surprised how long they take at this stage. And apparently the larger ones release something into the water to slow down the growth of the others..... the person who told me this interpreted it nicely as being to ensure there is enough food for all. Sounds to me more like survival of the fittest!

Steve said...

Aww, so wiggly!

I just read a hilarious passage in Joyce Maynard's book "At Home in the World," in which she tells of being a camp counselor for kids when she was a teenager. One day she went to a stream and collected tadpoles for the kids to see. She brought them back to the children, who stuck their hands in the jar and soon began screaming in horror when the tadpoles stuck to them. Turns out they were LEECHES. She had to have an adult come and burn them off the kids with a lit cigarette.

Barbara said...

They will be hopping before you know it!

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