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    I just got some new tadpoles from someone on ebay from Florida. I think they're cuban tree frogs, the seller just called them tree frog tadpoles, in another ad, there were pictures that looked like baby Cubans. That's what I'm hoping they are, but if they turn out to be something else, that'll be ok too.

    Their vivarium is set up, a 29 gallon tank, plants are minimal for now, but the pothos will surely grow and fill the space. The isopods and springtails went in today. I have a fruit fly culture ready for when they start eating bugs. Trying to decide now whether I want to start a roach culture or buy crickets every week.
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    Their vivarium as of now, by the time they go in, hopefully the plants will have grown in more, and there will be more leaves on the ground.

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    More pics. One has legs!
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    I've had them for almost 2 weeks now. 2 died, I don't know exactly why, but it happened when I was trying to make sure they stayed warm, so I had them in a room with a heater going. It was about 80 degrees in there. After they died, I moved them to my kitchen counter, where is closer to 68 - 70 usually. They've been doing well there.

    The one who had little legs when I got them has bigger legs now, looks more frog shaped, and it looks like it's gonna pop out its front legs any day now. 4 more have sprouted back legs. I've put these 5 in a separate critter keeper with shallower water and a place to hop out.
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    They seem quite happy! Hope they do really well.

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    Thank you! I can't tell if they're happy. But I did learn that tadpoles are boring, lol. Can't wait until they're frogs. That first one looks like he's right about to pop out his front legs. His elbows poke out now and you can see the little legs through his skin.

    I thought they'd be doing this faster so I bought some pinheads online to supplement the fruit fly cultures. They got lost in the mail for 3 extra days and I thought they were gonners. The finally came today and they're all alive! I'm afraid they're gonna grow up before they can get eaten. I ordered some small dubia, but they're not as small as newborn, and too big for the frogs for quite a while, so I put them on heat and decided to let them be a colony. If they really are cubans, I'll go broke trying to buy feeders any other way.

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