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Re: neotenous tadpoles


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Posted by anuraanman on April 09, 2003 at 16:24:23:

In Reply to: neotenous tadpoles posted by Louis on April 09, 2003 at 04:44:42:

I think that is sort of cool. I wouldn't do it for the sake of having a cool pet though. Currently I am working on an expirement to determine which factors affect the metamorphosis in frogs and one aspect of the expiriment will be chemicals. I observed a few years ago some wood frog metamorphs that were climbing their way on to land at what i call a premature stage, meaning that they had the shapes of frogs but had the coloration of tadpoles. I kept a couple and learned taht they were wood frogs. Later, I kept some wood frog eggs and when they entered metamorphosis they all had the characteristics of an adult woodfrog. So I am trying to figure out what may have caused the premature metamorphsis in the woodies a couple years ago. Also I have some R. clamitans larvae that I have had in my fish tank for about three years now and they don't even have hind legs yet. so that is another thing that I am looking into. I have contacted ron altig and am currently reading his boog on anuran larvae for guidence. I will let people know what I find.


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