Yes, the tadpoles are still on my kitchen counter, but you see, exciting things are happening and we need to keep an eye on them...really.
Over the last few weeks we have watched as the little tadpoles began to get a little bigger. Then little legs began to peek out the back. On Friday one of our little ones had front legs. By Sunday we had three of them swimming around with all four legs, and yesterday morning one had lost his little tail and is now a full fledged froglet.
We check in on them frequently throughout the day wondering who will be the next to join this little froglet in his new habitat, we think we needs a little company.
so awesome! Next year, I will have to find some tadpoles! Seems like an amazing science lesson. Did you guys purchase some to raise or did you just go out and collect them?ReplyDelete
It is pretty awesome. I remember doing it as a kid and it is so much fun to share it with Reece. We collected them from a creek, but you can buy them too.Delete
Hi! I love this post. There's tadpoles out at a local pond in the puddles and my little has been wanting to take some home. What did you feed them???? She's wanting to see the little miracle of change <3ReplyDelete
Thanks Elisha. We boiled up romaine lettuce and then froze it on a cookie sheet. From there we would crumble up a little bit of the leaf and sprinkle it in the water. They seem to love it. Now that we have froglets, we have been hunting for bugs to feed them. They will soon go back to the creek to forage on their own.Delete
Wow! Looks like such fun to watch them grow. :)ReplyDelete
Fun! I wanted to do this as well but I left it a little too late for this year...I guess I was a little busy! Reece must love watching them grow and change! Did you start off feeding them lettuce and now raw meat or bugs?? Just curious to know for next year! :)ReplyDelete
It was a lot of fun, still is, we have four more transforming right now and two who are just getting their back legs.Delete
Yes, romaine lettuce to the tadpoles and we have been searching for bugs for the froglets.
this is so wonderful! Something I keep meaning to do with our children.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Your kiddos would love it :)Delete
that's so cool.ReplyDelete
Heeeee! So cute! Love it! Do keep us posted Looking forward to the day when Bea appreciates tadpoles and froglets, too. At the rate we're going right now, she might still decide to pop a tadpole in her mouth!ReplyDelete
(ps - hope this comment works this time around :) )
Thanks Renee. Yes, you might want to wait a little while til you introduce her to tadpoles :)Delete
So cool! I love this and I'm sure Reece is beside himself. Have fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa. He is loving it, been checking on them all. day. long.Delete
My kids are wild for little frogs- this is really neat!ReplyDelete
He is too adorable! What fun that must be to watch them transform! Next spring we'll gather them for sure.ReplyDelete
It has been a ton of fun. We know have five froglets and three tadpoles left to transform. We will be taking a little trip to the creek in the next day or two.Delete
what a cute little critter :)ReplyDelete
Haha, he is!Delete