Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tis the Season

I know, you're thinking "It's not Christmas!" and you are right! But it is the season for TADPOLES. We have a tadpole nursery here in our house. God has blessed the boys with a water retention pond (aka swamp, mosquito breeding ground, etc) across the street. What a heavenly place for boys in the spring and summer. All sorts of fun things can be found there. They came home with frog eggs- thus the nursery in our house. As they were setting up the eggs in the jars and tank, they were able to actually WATCH a couple of the tadpoles hatch out of the eggs!!! It doesn't get much better than that!
Here is Jacob's set up. He put the eggs he collected in a small fish tank that was in the garage. Now I know why I keep these kinds of things!
Here is an up close picture of his eggs. It's kinda blurry, but you get the idea.
Here is how Josh set up the eggs he collected....He has them in separate jars for the separate stages in their young lives.
Here is the jar with the eggs in it.

Here are some of the babies that hatched last night. They are so tiny!!
Here are some of the babies that are bigger. He boiled lettuce so they could munch a bit. We will be letting these little guys go pretty quick!

Now, of course, the research starts. We know that tadpoles each boiled lettuce but I think they are going to need more than that. Google and Wikipedia here we come!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

You are a brave woman.