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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Tadpole

To go long with our Apologia Swimming Creatures Science curriculum, we decided to get a fish and fish tank, hatch Triops, and raise a tadpole.  We ordered our Triops kit and Grow A Frog kit from Home Science Tools.  The Grow A Frog kit came with a post card that you had to mail in to receive your tadpole.  We sent ours in back in August, but they can only ship them when the weather is just right and it had been way to hot to ship.  Last week, right before we started our lesson on Herps, just in time we got our tadpole.  He is an African Clawed aquatic frog which means he will spend his entire life in the water.

Here is a picture of him last Monday when we got him.

In the last week he has already started growing his back legs.  I took several shots to try and show them but it is hard to get a tadpole to cooperate!

If he can survive the very curious cat, we should have a frog in a few weeks!  Nick wants to get the bigger habitat and frog friend so he won't be lonely. 
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