Friday, September 24, 2010

From the lab.

Hello! I work in a biology lab. Though I mainly take care of Bombina orientalis, there are other types of amphibians in the lab as well.

 Here's a tree frog:

 Here are some fire belly toads:
 Fire belly toads from below:
 A tray of tadpoles! This is only one of many. Whereas the toads are mainly used for breeding, the lab can have hundreds and hundreds of tadpoles.

A closeup of the babies:





Next time, I'll upload some pictures of the toads feeding.

16 comments:

  1. Frogs are pretty cool, used to own some when I was a little tike.

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  2. What do you feed the frogs? My friend one time had a big african frog, but he died :( (you got hallucinations, if you licked him - but never tried that)

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  3. This is really cool, I recently volunteered at an animal shelter

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  4. @RumpelStilz
    In the past, we've tried live feed (mostly fruit flies and crickets), but it turned out to be a major hassle. Now, I feed the toads small pieces of liver. They're trained to take it from forceps, though they don't always get it right-- some of them get angry and try to get into slap fights with their food, and one in particular has to be force-fed (he's got a genetic deformity).

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  5. Frogs are both disgusting and cute simultaneously.

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  6. aaah these frogs are awesome. i used to have a ton around my house when i lived away from the city

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  7. Tadpoles are cute, as are small frogs. I don't really care for the big ones though.

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  9. That's pretty kickass. Frogs are awesome.

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