Tadpoles

Earlier in the year I had loads of frog spawn so much you could hardly put a pin between it, When it was frosty at night I put a fleece across the pond to protect it, the pond also has a net over to stop birds eating it. Now I have nothing not a single tadpole anyone have any idea why, so disappointed.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117

    Are there any fish in your pond?  They eat frogspawn and tadpoles.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • No its a wildlife pond sorry should have said

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117

    Maybe they're in the hidden depths at the moment?

    Or do you have newts (or rather does your pond have newts)?  They eat tadpoles.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Don't think so have never seen newts perhaps its just not quite warm enough

     

  • We have had a problem too. I think the frogs are still in the pond and living off the tadpoles. Also, we have dragon fly lavae that I'm told eats anything.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    Ours completely disappeared two days ago.
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Newly hatched tadpoles will certainly be gobbled up by dragonfly nymphs but they'd be unlikely to polish off the lot.

  • They may be too tiny to spot yet. Wait until a sunny day and look around the edge of the pond where the sun is warmest. That's where they will bask and be easiest to see.

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