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    Tadpoles are growing quickly and doing great. I have moved even more outside to the pond, since the temps here in South Texas have been very mild.

    I have decided on a 75% water change weekly, to combat ammonia and waste buildup. This is in addition to the carbon filter that is already in the tank.

    I am feeding a mixture of granulated fish food, aquatic plants, and the occasional tiny dried shrimp.

    Here are some pictures from Day 3, 3/16/2012. I don't see a way to post them in-line with titles, so I will make another post for the rest.
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    Day 7, 3/20/2012.
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    Default Re: Attempting to Hibernate/Brumate Gulf Coast Toads (Incilius valliceps)

    Lookin' good. I can hardly wait to see them when they morph.
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
    Rest in peace Rufus 2-7-14
    Rest in peace Morph 8-14-15


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    Woo hoo!!! congratulations on your continued success!

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    I would love to take a toad if you are still getting rid of them! I will be in San Antonio tomorrow morning. I used to see these all the time near my apartment in San Marcos, but I havent even seen one this year

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    Default Re: Attempting to Hibernate/Brumate Gulf Coast Toads (Incilius valliceps)

    Just checkin' in to see how the babies are doing, I know once they start to sprout their legs it goes pretty fast and next thing you know is you're trying to locate some fruit flies. I would suggest getting some xtra small turkish roaches. My toads LOVE them.
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
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    Rest in peace Morph 8-14-15


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    Thankfully I have easy access to wingless fruit fly cultures. Tadpoles are doing fine--eating lots and growing steadily.

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    Yeah for you on the FF & I'm happy to hear all is well. I bet your students are getting a kick outta this.
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
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    Any back legs coming in yet?
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    Default Re: Attempting to Hibernate/Brumate Gulf Coast Toads (Incilius valliceps)

    ......or should I say out!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kueluck View Post
    Any back legs coming in yet?
    I've got more than legs--I've got FROGS!











    Actually, those are all pictures of the same frog. I have named him Chuck Norris, since he has already metamorphed, run a marathon, dunked on LeBron James, and solved world hunger in less time than his siblings have taken to grow hind legs.

    Seriously though, the rest of my guys and gals are still wiggling around the tank. Some have stubs of hind legs, one or two has visible toes, and the rest are still apodal.

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    OH MY GOSH! Now that's one cute little baby. Great job.
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
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    At closer look you can see how they hold out there front legs like a bulldog. I love this!
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    Strange. We are on Day 49 now and I have only had two tadpoles turn into froglets. Some have died, but most are still swimming around seemingly happily in the tank, and eating well.

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    Thanks for the update. And I guess as long as they are still eating and swimming around all is good. Just like a toad making you wait around for them.
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    Default Re: Attempting to Hibernate/Brumate Gulf Coast Toads (Incilius valliceps)

    So how are the babies doing and what are you feeding Chuck? Fruit flies, spring tails? I have one that just morphed.
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
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    Yeah they surely sound like velociraptors. Interesting call
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    More photos soon. Here's an audio clip for now. They are calling!

    Gulf Coast Toad Calling For A Mate - YouTube

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    Default Re: Attempting to Hibernate/Brumate Gulf Coast Toads (Incilius valliceps)

    So how did the babies turn out? Got pics of them?
    Rest in peace Rosie 5-31-12
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