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frog spawn

Good morning.

i have a small pond, 3 years old.

i have never had any frog spawn in it, so yesterday, I transferred some from another pond.

i put the FS into a plastic container, then drove to my house.

I put it into the pond, and it sank.

what happened, could the journey in the car have damaged it?

any thoughts welcome.



  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,972

    Not sure Goldfinch - I've often done the same with new ponds and not had a problem. 

    Have another look at it today and see if there's any difference.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149

    Maybe the water in your pond is thinner. Seriously though, its not always a good idea to move spawn from one pond to another because of the risk of transferring disease. If you don't have frogspawn in your pond naturally it could be because the frogs don't yet find it an attractive environment. Make your garden a frog paradise and they will come, in theory, but it depends on the local amphibian population. I wish you luck with establishing a frog population and do not worry about the frogspawn. A short car journey shouldn't affect it that much.

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