We had some rain last night/this morning so released a few more of the little hoppers - 4 more out into the wild of the backyard. Here are some photos from Sweetie as they landed on the leaves in trees. They are turning less bright green and more a mottled green and gray - hence the name: Gray Treefrogs. Cute little guys and girls, all the same :)
That means we have 7 more hoppers inside being fed and one that is not going to make it - I was calling him Pokey but Sweetie says he has air inside him and won't develop :( So out of 23 tadpoles all became frogs but one.
The three photos above taken by Jerry H. Carpenter
Here's what's on the table now: 7 little froggies in a single container and one tadpole that won't turn (that is still in the large pan of water). Once they have just back legs, they are moved to a container that has a little bit of water in the bottom; when they have back and front legs and the tail is being absorbed, they are moved to a dry container and fed tiny crickets - and in this clear container, they are cute to watch stalking and catching those little crickets :)
We'll probably have them for another week and then the tadpole to frog story will be over for this year.
I hope you've enjoyed following their transformation!