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Arrival of Frog Spawn 2018

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  • gagsmediagagsmedia Posts: 16
    I've still not got any...I have seen loads of frogs though and plenty of piggyback action... :'(
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Today I had millions of tadpoles in the morning and by afternoon they had all disappeared into the depths of the pond.
    There's still loads of spawn including a new blob laid around Wednesday or Thursday so lots more to go!  :) 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,600
    All mine went during that cold spell.  Will the frogs come back and leave more, or is it too late now?
    Devon.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    @Hostafan1 I don't know what your temperatures are like generally but it's been absolutely Baltic here and the pond has frozen over and stayed frozen on a number of occasions. They came back after that but surprisingly few seemed to have been damaged by it. Fingers crossed your's aren't finished yet.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,600
    @plant pauper I hope not.  :'(:'(
    Devon.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,640
    6 lots in my pond about 6 weeks ago and now a wriggling mass of black.
    Cats and Magpies are fascinated
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.
  • I have just checked my pond after the Beast from the East had finished its freezing attack. To my surprise I have tadpoles hatched in amongst the spawn laid a month ago. I thought I had lost it all but despite the water being frozen enough for the dog to walk on  there are survivors. A couple of the fish have even ventured to the surface this week, they do not usually start surfacing for another month so am not sure what is going on.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,024
    Mine is still alive you can see the tails on the black dots in the frogspawn and they are wriggling so they are still OK.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Mine are out and about and 1/2 an inch long. Squillions of them!  :)
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 878
    My next door neighbour gave me two clumps a couple of weeks ago. I only dig the pond in November and the plants are still tiny, but as their fish were eating the spawn I figured they at least stood a chance. I am obsessed now!
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