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the frogs are out

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:28 pm
by greg.l
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The rain has brought out the frogs - the little patches of white are frogspawn in the pond. I counted 17 patches, should be lots of tadpoles for the red-belly blacksnakes to chase. I think they are Lymnodynastes tasmaniensis eggs - spotted grass frog.

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:21 am
by Pam
Do red bellied blacks swim Greg? :shock:

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:08 pm
by greg.l
Red-belly blacks swim so well I have mistaken them for eels. They can stay underwater for a long time, and frogs and tadpoles are their favourite food. At least there are no recorded fatalities from their bite, but we can't have a pond near the house because they like to hang around ponds.

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:51 pm
by MacMaples
What are gorgeous little pond. That's frogspawn? How interesting.

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:12 pm
by Wanderer
I have frogs in my laundry tub and frogs behing plaques on outdoor walls.
Frogs in the garden ponds and frogs in the dam.

Luckily I love frogs :mrgreen:
And I believe that having frogs means you have a healthy environment.

I have lots of lizards too.
I love them as well

I have no snails or slugs
I have very few caterpillars which means not much eats my plants
But it also seems that then I don't have a lot of butterflies :(
But I do have bees :D

So I am happy :mrgreen:

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:17 am
by Pam
Last time I counted we about 6 different varieties of frogs here (based entirely on the different croaks one wet night.) As much as I love having them I am very grateful for earplugs at night. lol

Plenty of lizards and no snails here too wanderer. (Y)

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:05 pm
by Elijah Magarey
It is really a big headache to let all frogs go away from ponds specially in rainy season,as it is harmful for plants of pond when spread insecticides in out of limit so I drop some nonpoisonous snail, slugs and snake on my pond they eat frogs and help me to reduce numbers of frogs in my big pond.

Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:56 am
by MrFaulty
Elijah Magarey wrote:It is really a big headache to let all frogs go away from ponds specially in rainy season,as it is harmful for plants of pond when spread insecticides in out of limit so I drop some nonpoisonous snail, slugs and snake on my pond they eat frogs and help me to reduce numbers of frogs in my big pond.


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Re: the frogs are out

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:46 pm
by Keo
MrFaulty wrote:
Elijah Magarey wrote:It is really a big headache to let all frogs go away from ponds specially in rainy season,as it is harmful for plants of pond when spread insecticides in out of limit so I drop some nonpoisonous snail, slugs and snake on my pond they eat frogs and help me to reduce numbers of frogs in my big pond.


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+1 to Mr Faultys comment.