A few weeks ago I showed a picture of the frog eggs. They hatched over a three day period. A lot of little black wigglers! Interestingly, some of them are much larger than others – all from the same egg mass.
Most of them I returned to the upper pond, keeping back just a few to watch as they grew. The water that serves the pond is the same fresh water serving our house coming down from our mountains springs.
Mosquitoes in the house discovered the tadpole jar and laid eggs so I added some guppies who made short work of the mosquito larva but get along just fine with the pollywogs.
I also added some jewelweed with the purpose of getting some organic matter in the water for the pollywogs. The plants, although root submerged, are doing great – something I hadn’t expected. This makes sense as I often find jewelweed growing in we areas.
The glass bowl sits up on rocks in a planter pot base with moss, also up on rocks. Each morning I pour in a cup of fresh tap water and at other points during the day I give the water a swish with a chopstick. This is a very simple tank, no bubbler, no filter. These minor attentions seem to be keeping it stable. So far, so good. Simplicity.
Outdoors: 67°F/46°F Mostly Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 62°F/63°F
Daily Spark: “Welcome to Hell,” says Satan, “You’ve wasted your pitiful life.” “Yeah?” I reply, “At least I’m not an adult living in the my Father’s basement.” Satan, fighting back tears, rejoins, “Fsck you, prick!”