Hi all,
Our 30 or so tadpoles have finally begun to morph. It happened so quickly it was quite amazing. One day a couple of them were up on the plastic lily pads we have in the tank. The next day those same tadpoles had almost lost their tails AND two of them were a few inches up the glass.
I'm not really sure what to feed them, they are also changing color from the green/grey tadpoles to yellow/bronze colored little frogs. We bought a couple of dozen "small" crickets but the two frogs that are in the 2nd 10G tank (terrarium setup) don't seem to want to touch them,.. probably because the crickets are almost as big as the frogs!

How long can they go without food? (I need to figure out where I'm going to get them something they will eat)
Where can I get this stuff from? One of the petstores suggested I get pinhead crickets from a bait store but he also warned of bait store stuff being contaminated etc.
There are tree frogs but how much water would they need in the terrarium? Right now I have it set up with about 3" of water on one side and then gravel and a huge rock on the other, some branches from the tree in the backyard (same place we found a couple of similar adult frogs). Do they need any water at all? other than to drink?

Thanks,
Kevin
Hi all, Our 30 or so tadpoles have finally begun to morph. It happened so quickly it was quite ... found a couple of similar adult frogs). Do they need any water at all? other than to drink? Thanks, Kevin

hey kevin,cangrats on the frogs,u could try fruit flies,pinhead crickets.fruitflies are the best though,yes the frogs can see em.they are healthy. keeping a water dish big enough for the frogs to completely submerge is best and something so they can climb out of it. it also helps with the humidity required.young frogs tend to eat a lot more than adults.
Hi all, Our 30 or so tadpoles have finally begun ... any water at all? other than to drink? Thanks, Kevin

hey kevin,cangrats on the frogs,u could try fruit flies,pinhead crickets.fruitflies are the best though,yes the frogs can see em.they are ... humidity required.young frogs tend to eat a lot more than adults.- Hide quoted text - - Show quoted text -

Well, it's been a little while (couple of weeks atleast). We bought flightless fruit flies in a culture, I don't know how much of them the frogs were eating but the fruitlies were disappearing. I never did see any on the glass or climbing the glass of the tank so I assume they were eaten. That ended up being kinda expensive, we went through a few vials in a week at $5 per vial. They never did reproduce actual flies
Last week we moved onto small crickets, it didn't look like frogs were eating them but they too disappared, so they must have been eaten. Then yesterday, we got some small crickets and put them and actually saw the frogs going nuts chowing down on them. It was the coolest thing. These crickets are about 1/3 the size of the frogs but they were eating them up like there was no tomorrow :-)

We didn't get any pictures, so we're going to try feeding them some more and maybe we'll get some cool close ups. This time around they might not be as hungry.. but we'll see.
Kevin