Frogs

Frogs are amphibians which are present all across the globe in many different species. They are adapted for life in the water with many evolutionary characteristics, such as having the ability to breathe through their skin, having webbed feet and finger joints and many others. In this category, you will discover questions related to frogs in any shape or form.

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Are there poisonous frogs on the UK?

yes bare

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Where do frogs come from after a rain?

frogs come from underground after it rains.

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Describe and illustrate the stages of metamorphosis in a tadpole?

The process is quite amazing and complex. The time it takes tadpoles to undergo metamorphosis to the adult stage varies quite a bit. Usually it can be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, but for a few frog species (such as some bullfrogs) remain in the tadpole stage for up to 2 years. This is a good reason to be sure of what species you are obtaining as eggs/tadpoles.

The process of metamorphosis is complex and is a stressful time in a frog's life, especially near the end of the process. Externally, it starts with the development of back legs, followed by the formation of front legs. The frog's body shape changes as well. Many other changes, such as the development of lungs and the loss of gills, changes to the digestive tract (to accommodate the change from a herbivorous to carnivorous diet), and changes to the skin occur as well. Toward the end of metamorphosis, the tail is resorbed. Tadpoles may eat less during the last stages of metamorphosis, particlarly during the phase where the tail is resorbed.

As metamorphosis progresses, it is vitally important that the developing frog can easily get out of the water. Partially submerged sticks, wood and rocks can be used to make ramps out of the water (make sure they are stable), and it is a good idea to make a gravel slope out of the water to a land area. Lowering the water level in the container is also a good idea. Once the gills stop functioning and the lungs take over, it is possible for tadpoles to drown.

Some specialized ground species may need to be removed from the water altogether once their tails start to shrink, as they are not "programmed" to leave the water and may simply drown. Again, learn all you can about the species you are raising to give the frogs the best chance at surviving the process.

Feed the newly developed froglets small crickets, fruit flies, bloodworms, and other small insect and invertebrate foods.

If you have clearance to release native frogs, do it as soon as possible after metamorphosis, as close to where you found them as possible. This gives them the best chance to adapt to life as a frog in the wild.

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How are the frog eggs kept from drying out?

They are in water, they can't dry out. :p

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Why are frogs classified as an animal?

Because under the system presently in use they are classed as animals as opposed to plants.

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How can you tell if a frog is poisonous?

Frogs with green skin like the red-eyed tree frog aren't piosonous, so if their skin is green they usually aren't poisonous. But, frogs with red, blue and other colors of skin are either piosonous or not good to eat.

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How many bones are there in the skull of the frog?

54

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Do baby frogs stay with moms after birth?

The answer is no. Baby frogs are called tadpoles and once they are born they have to find food themselves. This is called 'evry man for himself.'

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What percentage of amphibians are frogs and toads?

Around 30%

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Do frogs mate for life?

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Are frogs cold blooded or warm blooded?

Frogs are cold blooded. Their body temperature fluctuates with the environment.

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What causes the metamorphosis in frogs?

Endorphins

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Swimming Pools
Pool Care and Cleaning
Frogs

How do you keep frogs out of swimming pools?

have a pool above the ground and tell the kids to not play with kids around the pool
you can jump into the pool and look at them
There is a solution! A new invention that allows frogs to escape from dying in in-ground pools. It is called the Critter Skimmer, and it is a ramp that is attached to the skimmer cover that allows them to crawl out of the pool. It really works. All in-ground pools are designed to push everything into the skimmer, so the frogs will always find their way out. Plus Don't be near a river. Unless it is a above ground pool that you can take down

Just replace your existing skimmer cover with the critter skimmer and no more dead frogs! It's amazing. I haven't seen a dead frog in my pool since.

go to www.critterskimmer.com

Another option is to use a FrogLog (www.froglog.us) which is a ramp for all kinds of small animals. It works as advertised. The FrogLog is not hidden inside the skimmer so mammals that need to get out quickly before drowning can see the escape route. Frogs and other animals with porous skin need to get out of chlorinated or salt water quickly too. The FrogLog allows for a quick escape. Multiple FroLogs can be used in larger pools. The two devices can also be used together.

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What factors affects tadpole growth?

The most important temperature, the second is light intensity

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Decomposers

What kind of animal is an Detritivore?

detritivores eat dead organic material. Examples are earthworms, woodlouse and some beetle-larva.

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What do frogs eat?

Frogs are carnivorous, and will eat a variety of insects such as flies, mosquitoes, moths, beetles and crickets, as well as worms, slugs and snails. Contrary to popular opinion, they are not all insectivorous as some species may eat lizards, small fish, other frogs, reptiles such as baby freshwater turtles, small birds and even mammals such as rodents and small bats, though only the larger frogs, such as the African Bullfrog, can manage these.

Frogs eat almost anything that they can fit into their mouth. There have even been some documented cases of frogs suffocating while trying to swallow something too large for them and refusing to let it go. They have teeth, but these are not used for chewing: rather, they are used for gripping their food. These are called maxillary teeth.

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Water Fountains and Ponds
Frogs
How To

How to scare frog away from pond?

Send in CAT!

First, WHY? It's a sign your land is healthy and they eat mosquito larvae and are a joy to have about. I have at least 20 and at night, their croaking is like an "Alls Well..." Snakes and lizards eat frogs. as do crows and magpies. If you make the environment sterile, no hidey holes, you'll discourage them but it's meanspirited.

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Signs and Omens
Frogs
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What is the spiritual meaning of frogs?

Frogs are usually interpreted as transformation.

Frogs begin as eggs, become tadpoles, grow legs, and become frogs. They also begin as creatures that "breathe" underwater and transform into air breathers.

What a wonderful natural example of transformation.

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Do frogs and toads have gills when they are born?

Yes they do. Frogs and toads are born as tadpoles and are aquatic upon birth.

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Do pet frogs smell good?

you can't really smell them at all. if it's in it's container you won't be able to smell it.

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How is the frog's body equipped for protection and concealment against predators?


A frog has a layer of poisonous glands all over its body.
They can jump into a pond or body of water and go to the bottom and conceal themselves in the mud. They do this by flattening themselves out and remaining completely still.

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What are predators of the frog?

Predators of the frog include:

  • snakes
  • turtles
  • terrestrial and aquatic lizards
  • crocodiles
  • people
  • terrestrial mammals such as hedgehogs and raccoons
  • some carnivorous, aquatic mammals such as water shrews
  • fish
  • diving birds, water birds and birds of prey (e.g. hawks, kites, eagles)
  • cane toads
  • Amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles are predators of frogs.
  • Specifically, amphibians are known to eat other amphibians, and this holds true for frogs cannibalizing their own and other species. Birds typically can be diving avians and raptors. Fish generally favor tadpoles and smaller-sized adults. Mammals include people - in terms of collecting, cuisine, and environmental impact (habitat loss, pollution) - and shrews. Reptiles range from lizards to snakes and snapping turtles.
  • The frog has very many natural predators. Snakes, fish, and birds are just a few. The natural predators also depend on the species of the frog. Almost any large animal.
  • There are many many predators of frogs, but the main three are Herons, grass snakes ad other birds (for the common frog only).
  • Most things bigger than it really... Cats, Dogs, Birds, arge fish. and the French of course.

frogs are predators because they hunt for bugs. though they are just bugs, and are so small, the frog still hunts for them. therefore, frogs are predators.

<< Birds eat frogs, if this is what you mean.>>

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Garden Pests
Frogs
Pest Control

How do you rid the garden of frogs?

By violent means - which have equally "violent ends"* - the gardener or cultivator may get rid of frogs (order Anura) within the garden.

The frogs may be rendered hungry by removing their mosquito and slug food sources. Just remove as much moisture as possible. Stop supplemental watering. Break down all water features, swimming pools and natural water bodies.

Render the frogs homeless by removing their preferred habitats. Specifically, increase the amount of impervious surface, against all possibility of underground burrows. So link the indoors with such "outdoor rooms" as patios, gazebos, gardens and decks. Build such gardening structures as potting sheds and greenhouses. Add paved footpaths and enlarged driveways.

Render them helpless by resorting to chemical controls of garden problems. Frogs easily may secrete defensive toxins. They just as easily may absorb environmental toxins, such as pesticides. Specifically, they tend to be as sensitive as such other beneficials as bees.

Render them frightened by killing all their eggs or by installing whatever traps or controls are recommended against nuisance populations.

The choice of any one of the above means may be understandable within the context of having to fill up frog holes or risk ankle injury by walking through them. But the holes serve a purpose. They actually are access points for the frogs to overwinter underground or between the roots of trees. In other words, the frogs are just doing what they can to survive.

So if none of the above appeals to the gardener or cultivator bent on control, there is another more environmentally-friendly possibility. This approach is based on what those frog holes do for the soil. Specifically, compacted soils that prevent adequate movement of air and moisture are side-effects of the development that allows civilization and its contents (and discontents). Frog holes create air and moisture spaces for the soil and its soil food web of plant roots and underground critter.

So another option is respecting the good that frogs and their holes do and just patiently filling in each hole with your favorite plant.

*William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet," II:6:9-11.

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Care of Fish
Frogs

Can frogs live without water?

No...

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Why can frog and grasshoppers jump high?

becuase of their long hind legs ;)

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