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wildbeanerz
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PostSubject: frog/turtle question   frog/turtle question Icon_minitime5/20/2011, 1:50 pm

Since my pond is a large natural one that is spring fed would there be a way if I were to add tadpoles/frogs/turtles to it that they wouldn't just leave? There is a spring that enters & exits my pond so they could easily wander down stream. And about 25ft away there is an actual creek that connects to the overflow from my pond too. I always just figure that they will just up & leave when they feel like it.

Won't they?
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PostSubject: Re: frog/turtle question   frog/turtle question Icon_minitime5/20/2011, 2:31 pm

Male Frogs/toads will stake out a good breeding pool for many years.They will call the females to it. A good breeding pool is in full sun with lots of algae for the tadpoles. Doesn't have to be big or even flowing much. One of mine is made from a 50G Rubbermaid 'Goat trough'. It has pond lillies, water iris - and I put guppies/small fish in it each summer to control mosquito larvae.

Turtles will come if its a suitable pond, but snapper's may enjoy snacking on the frogs.
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PostSubject: Re: frog/turtle question   frog/turtle question Icon_minitime5/20/2011, 5:03 pm

hey wildbeanerz: just read your post on the "invasin of the bullfrogs" post. I was wondering if your pond is rather still or if there is a bit of flow because it is stream fed. Perhaps there very few places that stagnate the water, for the frogs to lay eggs. heatherbw with her pond, she has planted on the marginal area some grasses and what looks like lillies, which would be a great breeding haven for frogs. Does your pond have any marginal plants growing? maybe that could help...


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PostSubject: Re: frog/turtle question   frog/turtle question Icon_minitime5/22/2011, 10:25 am

The key to getting a ridiculous amount of bullfrogs and toads in your pond is to not want them there. lol
Like fishface30 said, they love to nest in the plants around my pond's edge. They also love to nestle in the cracks of my rocks. As long as food is abundant and they have a place to hide and lay eggs they will stay forever.
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PostSubject: Re: frog/turtle question   frog/turtle question Icon_minitime5/22/2011, 11:17 am

I had a family of bull frogs living in a brackish pond at one point... I sure didn't see that coming. they even laid eggs in the salt water.

who knew
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