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    Default Scaphiopus/Spea Spadefoot Captive Breeding

    Has anyone here ever successfully bred any North American spadefoot toads?
    I'm looking for a challenge. [emoji13]

    (I'd be willing to at least TRY to breed field collected species, then release them back as soon as they've successfully bred)

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    Default Re: Scaphiopus/Spea Spadefoot Captive Breeding

    These are some of my favorite "non-pet" species. I haven't bred them but seen then reproduce in the wild. From what I saw, they can breed in a water filled tire rut or a small pond.
    They are explosive breeders and metamorphose in a matter of a few days. They are so cute If you want to read an interesting book about them, see Gnomes of the Night by Arthur Bragg,
    Terry Gampper
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    "Gnomes of the night"

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    I know this is an old thread but, how and what are you feeding them? I have caught many over the past several years and after a few weeks of not eating I would let them go. I have tried field collected critters(pillbugs, field crickets, wood roaches ) , mealworms, crickets, roach nymphs....

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