frogs and tadpoles

United States
April 4, 2009 9:09am CST
my children and i went frog hunting we brought back some frog eggs nad tadpoles, now i was wondering if i can set the free after living in an aquariam?
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
frog - White's Tree Frog (also Green Tree Frog, or Dumpy Tree Frog) (Litoria caerulea)
I am sure they will survive. You might want to do so before they turn into frogs. They need more food as they grow larger and you might wake up one morning with frogs all over your house. Some people use the small frogs as fish bait.
• United States
6 Apr 09
lol frogs all over the house that would be funny! are local pet store is gone to take them , they said they are used as fish bait as stated tahnks for all the replys
• Canada
7 Apr 09
That happened to my mom a long time ago when me and my brother were small. My brother was always bringing stuff like that home and I guess one day they all decided to turn into frogs. of course there was no need to keep a lid on the container because they were just swimming around in the container. I think they feed them grubs or some kinds of worms, I am not sure. I used to work at a bait place when I was young as a summer job. The little frogs were used as bait and there were people who went out and caught them and sold them to us. They were quite the handful to keep in containers. We used to use those large commercial food cans with the top taken off. Then we took a length of nylon stocking and put a strong rubber strip around the top of the can to keep the nylon on. The top of the stocking was lightly knotted to keep the frogs in. To remove a frog you would un-knot the top of the nylon, slide your arm down the nylon tube and retrieve a frog. The frogs would jump wildly but could not get out. The nylon would restrain the frogs, allow air and a hand in. The rubber bands were cut from an old inner tube. In those days a lot of tires still used inner tubes and women wore nylon stockings. I suppose regular large elastic bands would work and panty hose would stand in. I think we put some damp moss at the bottom to provide moisture and as a bedding.
• Canada
7 Apr 09
Just one more thing. I wonder if they sell those frogs as food animals for large reptiles like snakes. I think they sell frozen rats for this.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
4 Apr 09
In my classroom we get tadpoles each spring! We keep them until they changed into frogs. Is this what you were planning to do? If so, then yes you can free them after they've turned into frogs. I'm not sure if you can take a tadpole from an aquarium back to its natural habitat. I've never tried that.
• United States
4 Apr 09
yep this is what we lpanned on doing just wasnt shur if it would hurt them or not thanks
@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
It would be wonderful if you can return them to their natural habitats,frog play important roles in ecosystem.
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
Its still not too late to send them back to their natural habitat. I believe you & your kids have already enjoy playing with this tadpoles. Don't wait any longer, sent them back as soon as possible.