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neotenous tadpoles


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Posted by Louis on April 09, 2003 at 04:44:42:

Have you ever been pond dipping or looking in your pond and found a tadpole that is quite alot bigger than tadpoles of its species should be? i have.
Its to do with competition for food, nutrients and how much of certain chemicals are in the water. but mostly its down to the chemicals.
Usually they turn into frogs the following year but sometimes, rarely they stay neotonous for the rest of their lives.
I thought it would be pretty cool to have a a pet giant tadpole or two as constant pets that never changed into frogs so i asked my chemistry teacher if we could try and achieve this. We are now working on a way to do so and have almost finished.
Does anybody think this is moraly wrong?



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