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#1 centrarchid

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:22 PM

We are filling ponds for late season spawning of bluegill.  Three of the ponds have the toads singing like they often do when flooding late like this.  Calls so load I thought sheep were out again.  I have yet to be able to actually see the little dudes.  They appear to be tucked into base of plants right at waters edge.  Any advice on catching them?

 

For giggles I want to rear the tadpoles in a pure culture.


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#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

Hugh? The tadpoles filter feed on algae. Could be handy in ponds with excess greenwater. Good luck catching them, if they are
anything like peepers. Maybe work off of the barrel turtle trap? Sink a 5 gallon bucket in the right habitat, give them a way up to
the rim, and maybe they will fall in? Or some variation.

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#3 centrarchid

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:08 PM

They are only frogs / toads breeding this late in summer.  Food web will not be contested by other amphibians and will be based on a lot of detritus from flooded vegetation.


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#4 gerald

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:54 PM

Green frogs and gray treefrogs are still breeding like crazy in NC.  The only narrowmouth toads I've ever seen were ones that fell into swimming pools.  They're pretty good at staying invisible even when you can hear them a few feet away.


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#5 sbtgrfan

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:41 PM

Green tree frogs are breeding here still too. Just had some tadpoles that we collected morph on exhibit here recently actually. We've stumbled across narrowmouth toads here and there, but it's been strictly by chance, I think. I agree with Matt, try a trap. Might be the only way.
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#6 mattknepley

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

I don't know about the tads, but I used to be able to find adults fairly readily under older, wetter downed wood settled into sandy soils. (Lived in Orlando, FL then) Maybe if the tads aren't showing up find a couple/few adults and play 'em some Barry White, or whatever frogs get into to.

Here in SC I hear them call, but can't really say that I remember seeing one...
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#7 centrarchid

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

We got a good ran last night so I will be looking for egg masses.  Just one will be collect an placed into a Gray Tree Frog tadpole-free trough, if I can find one.  This has been a real good year for Gray Tree Frogs with 3 cohorts of tadpoles going through some of my tubes.  Usually get only one, sometimes two.


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#8 mattknepley

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:45 PM

We got a good ran last night so I will be looking for egg masses.  Just one will be collect an placed into a Gray Tree Frog tadpole-free trough, if I can find one.  This has been a real good year for Gray Tree Frogs with 3 cohorts of tadpoles going through some of my tubes.  Usually get only one, sometimes two.

Always good to hear amphibian success stories!
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#9 don212

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

i call them pool frogs, though there are many species in and around my yard about the only ones that end up in my pool are narrow mouth toads






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