frogs and tadpoles
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.
• 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.