Frogs not breeding

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Pat, Jul 2, 2011.

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    Pat Guest

    We have a fishless pond devoted to frogs, to give them a place to breed and
    for the tadpoles to develop. This year for the first time since I started
    this frog-support operation, there have been zero frog eggs. Plenty of frogs
    gather around the pond every night and sing their little hearts out, but no
    eggs. Normally we've got tadpoles starting to develop legs by this time of

    I heard from a friend in another state that the same thing has been going on
    with his frog set-up this year.

    I am stumped trying to understand why the frogs are not breeding. Does
    anyone here have an idea what the cause could be? Are you seeing the same
    Pat, Jul 2, 2011
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    nik Simpson Guest

    Not a problem here in N. Alabama, I try to make a place for the tree

    frogs to breed and it's been very successful this year, many tadpoles

    and most look likely to make it to frog.
    nik Simpson, Jul 3, 2011
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    Jim Guest

    Here near Jackson, MS the tree frogs are in their nightly chorus and
    we have some other frog tadpoles.
    Jim, Jul 4, 2011
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    ~ jan Guest

    Do you have fish in the pond?

    Tree frog taddies here, though I've noticed the ones in the kiddy pool not
    growing as fast as those in my water lily for sale tanks that are smaller
    but deeper than the kiddy pool. Dept can't be what it is about though, as I
    had a Rubbermaid container will just 4" of water that had taddies about
    ready to turn. Warmth maybe? ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jul 7, 2011
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    Pat Guest

    "~ jan" wrote
    Not a one.
    Yes, the temp is probably a factor, but around here the problem is water
    that gets too warm.

    I did finally find some eggs yesterday. Latest I can remember finding the
    first ones. But at least they finally laid some. YAY!!!
    Pat, Jul 7, 2011
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    ~ jan Guest

    What state or zone are you in? ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jul 8, 2011
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    Pat Guest

    "~ jan" wrote
    Near Branson, Missouri, which I believe is 6b.
    Pat, Jul 10, 2011
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    kathy Guest

    There may be something in this article
    too technical and long for me to digest right now
    but could have an answer?

    k :)

    (Had a male tree frog show up, croaking. Stopped croaking,
    could be Lady Bullfrog, her of enormous size, ate him...)
    kathy, Jul 10, 2011
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