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    My D. auratus tadpole is almost ready to leave the water, and I've decided to share the stages of development.

    July 12
    Tadpole still in the bromeliad; no sign of limbs yet.
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    July 14
    Tadpole has now been pulled from the bromeliad and moved to a nursery container.
    NOTICE: Larger size than when it was in the bromeliad.
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    July 18
    Tadpole thriving in nursery container.
    NOTICE: Hind legs just beginning to develop.
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    July 25
    The tadpole looked this way before I left on my vacation.
    NOTICE: Hind limbs clearly visible, toes developing.
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    August 11
    The tadpole looked this way when I returned from my vacation.
    NOTICE: Hind limbs have increased significantly in size. Toes clearly visible. Front limbs developing. Faint markings visible.
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    August 13
    Entering metamorphic stage.
    NOTICE: Tail growing smaller; front limbs clearly visible; colouration clearly visible.
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    What do you think?

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    Awesome tracking of his/her development! I can't get over all the changes while you were gone. Good thing you got back when you did! You may have had a monster on your hands otherwise.
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