Peron’s Tree Frog Tadpoles – Litoria peronii
I’ve always been fascinated by the life cycle of a frog. The journey from egg to young metamorph is a wonderful thing to watch and the length of time taken can vary depending on the species. Factors such as water temperature will also influence the laval life span
13-01-08 – Eggs about 2 days old
Next day: Look how they have grown!
14-01-08 – Eggs 3 days old
05-02-08 – Tadpoles 3.5 weeks
At this age the Peron’s tadpole often looks clear in between their stripes.
Tadpoles eat all the time! This fellow is enjoying the leaves of an aquarium water plant. They will also thrive on bits of lettuce which has been boiled or frozen and aquarium fish flakes.
At around 6 weeks old, the same tadpole is much bigger and has lost those clear parts on his body. He is now yellow brown all over and quite likes looking at his reflection. Little legs are starting to develop and he is eating more than ever.
23-02-08 – Tadpole at 6 weeks
Almost a frog. I took this picture last night. He still has quite a substantial tail and was found resting on some pond plants with the tip of his snout poking out of the water
23-02-08 – Tadpoles in the frog pond
This morning I found this metamorph resting on the lily pad looking very much like a frog. Not much tail now and I expect he will leave the pond area very soon. He has been sitting there all day and I have been worried a bird would get him, or Whisper.
24-02-08 – Peron’s Tree Frog leaving the pond
Posted on February 24th, 2008 by Sue
Filed under: Frogs