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    I first got 9 tadpoles from my neighbors pool cover. she did not want them to die, so i tried to raise some. she kept a bunch, and let a bunch loose in the state park ponds. i lost 7 with a water change, and i had 2 survive. The first to morph was Sticky, he was always easy to handle and very easygoing. Then second to morph was Klinger, and he has always been very shy and hates to be held or watched. Both are males, they will both chirp and both have black chins.

    first photo when i brought them home.


    When Sticky got arms



    baby Sticky measured



    holding cute baby Sticky



    Sticky measured a few months ago



    Klinger on the top left corner and Sticky on the right on the vine today



    Klinger today



    Sticky today



    the underside of a male showing the black chin. Even tho males get a black chin, It is not always showing. sometimes it is faded.

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    Default Re: a year in the life of my Grey tree frogs. from tad to frog

    Great post! Hard to believe it's already been a year!

    I think the dark chin comes and goes depending on breeding conditions, really love that shot you got!
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    Default Re: a year in the life of my Grey tree frogs. from tad to frog

    thank you. yes it was frustrating when trying to decide their sex. i wanted 2 males and i am so happy that is what i got. they will chirp at music, or background music on tv, or even when my phone rang one time, They started. I love their chirping.
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    That is fun! I have 2 males, but only one does the courting call. I did learn about an aggression call recently though, and realized that's what my other male does! I thought he had an underdeveloped vocal sac, but then learned about the aggression call. It's pretty interesting! I've never had them "wrestle" though, maybe because I've never put them through a breeding cycle.
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    i think only Sticky calls( for the most part) bc he is the dominant male. i hope my boys don't fight. from what i have seen my males get along perfectly. but they also don't have any females to fight over.
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    Default Re: a year in the life of my Grey tree frogs. from tad to frog

    If they are fighting, it is for food dominance, it is what Flippers and Chrysoscelis both did, and I believe what made Flippers become skinnier and Chrysoscelis cubbier

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    Also, how large is their tank and how expensive was it? Trying to scout out more space for my animals, so I think that would be perfect for the greens

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    it is an Exo 18x18 by 24 tall. about $110. wait until Petco has a sale. Right now, Petco is doing the $1 per gallon sale on tanks, but i did not see any exo terras. mine eat very well, they have no reason to fight over food.

    They sometimes soak in the water bowl, but i have since changed out the water bowl to one slightly smaller. This pic is like 8 months old. The frogs are on the right side of the pic on the bamboo. the other bowl is just there for a bit of cricket food in case the frogs don't eat them that night, the crix won't chew on frogs if they have food.

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    Default Re: a year in the life of my Grey tree frogs. from tad to frog

    How do you know what grey tree frog tadpoles look like? And is it too late to find them now? In new york


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogger27 View Post
    How do you know what grey tree frog tadpoles look like? And is it too late to find them now? In new york


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    we knew they were Greys bc my neighbor has a few living on her pool deck. The tadpoles were in her pool cover. You probably won't find any now, as they have probably all morphed in the wild.
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    Default Re: a year in the life of my Grey tree frogs. from tad to frog

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogger27 View Post
    How do you know what grey tree frog tadpoles look like? And is it too late to find them now? In new york


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    You'll only know for sure if you try! I still have a bunch of tads that I believe are grays, so there still might be some left in the wild. Just make sure you collect them legally... I don't know what the laws are in New York concerning collecting amphibians. I got mine from family owned property, out of a pond that was about to be chlorinated... I'll be releasing them on different private property, or the ones I don't keep anyway...
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    How old were they when they started 'chirping'? I raised from egg and released 130 Cope's Grey over last summer. When the first cold snap came the first of Nov. I still had 5 and REFUSED to let them go in the cold! So...they spent a very nice snuggy winter inside being VERY well cared for. I'm suspecting 3 were female (Bertha, Lulu and Clara) and 2 male (Bert and Ernie). We released them the day after Mother's Day this year, so give or take they were about 7-8 mo. old. So far this year I've got 6 in the 'nursery' that are about 3 wks. old and later today will transfer 4 more in. They've got all their legs, tail is gone and climbing up the sides of the 'morph container'. There are literally HUNDREDS more in various stages. It's a labor of Frog Love.

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    i don't remember how old they were, but i waited for a long time. i even played FROG SOUNDS cd's, but nothing and one day i had the music on and one of them started. then they would randomly chirp. i love it. one time the phone ringing set them off, they like background music from tv shows, especially with violin.
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