Voting Rating: 4.5 / 5 votes Vote: 1 2 3 4 5 Similar © Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Our second adventure

After the tadpole turned into the frog, the first part of our adventure came to an end until we realised that finding the flies to feed our frog is now the beginning of our next adventure. The children tried everything to feed the frog but our frog was determined not to eat them. We placed the spiders with no results. Even though we bought the housefly maggots from the pet shop, we didn’t get any flies immediately as they take 3 to 21 days to hatch out depending on the stage of their development.

This long wait gave the opportunities to learn many aspects of  the frog ecosystem such as

• Frogs hibernate in winter because it’s hard to find food in winter.

• The food chain.

• They also learnt the life cycle of the house fly (maggots --- Larvae --- Fly) and also the favourable conditions for the hatching of the flies.

After the long wait, finally some flies hatched out and the children were very excited to see the frog’s skin change colour from dark green to bright light green and also to see the frog positioning himself to catch the flies.

Even though we were successful in providing a  favourable environment for tadpoles to turn into frogs during the winter, we found it hard to find the flies for a long time. To our surprise, the frog survived the hunger and we are happy to declare that now we have got plenty of live flies for our frog to munch on. (Yum yum)  We are also delighted to find our tadpoles with two back legs and they are all doing fine even though one of the tadpoles did not develop any eyes.

Hope these links will provide additional information about the NZ frogs:


Shona Hewitt said...

This looks interesting Rachel and really informative. Do you have a website of a link you can direct people to who are interested in following up on this interest?

Anonymous said...

Good day! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you
knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having difficulty finding one?
Thanks a lot!

Take a look at my web site pracownia reklamy

Anonymous said...

You are in for an adventure that will last a lifetime. Pelvic surgery may include surgery to remove an appendix or ovarian cysts. Knowing the basal body temperature is the most efficient way in detecting if a woman is ovulating.

Anonymous said...

This eBook is an information congested publication that brings positive approach to some women by helping them conceive immediately.
Use your journal to track your periods, including when they start, how long they last, and how many days pass between cycles.