Today I got home and found tadpoles in my pond! I had seen eggs but was in denial. Is it global warming? Do they know something about the upcoming winter we don't? Crazy but cool because I am taking some to school. Anyone know what to feed the small ones? I know they eat algae but are there any tricks or tips to keep them alive. It would be interesting to have a few survive to froghood (is that a word?)
mosquitoes, will they survive at all after that spraying you had? They happen when it rains, and, yes, they will probably make it to the point of losing their tails before it gets too cold, muddy water, not clean, with slow circulation to keep aeration...plants to cling to under the surface of th water, and some to cling to when they come up for air...
We've had many a toad/frog from tadpoles at our house. If you're worried about the spraying, you can keep them in an aquarium indoors. We just used the water from the pond to fill ( a few inches) the aquarium, put a rock or branch so they could get out of the water when they get their legs & gave them pond fish food. We let them go as soon as they had all four legs.
I have a small pond and get lots of tadpoles. They will eat fish food. Just get the wafer food in the pet section at the grocery store. Sooner than you think, they will be hopping out into the garden to eat bugs!
Y'all actually feed them? I've never even thought of that. When I first had them, I googled tadpoles to see if there was anything to do, and it said their primary food was algae. I have plenty of that, so I've never added anything else.
Patio, who loves her tadpoles and teeny little toads