Tadpole Growth Rate
You start with tiny eggs, barely the size of a bead. At some point you'll have a full sized, hopping, fly-eating frog. Just how quickly do tadpoles grow?
Tadpole growth rate is highly variable. There are all sorts of reasons it can speed up or slow down. The water's pH, temperature, oxygen levels, and other details can help tadpoles grow quickly or slug along at a slow rate. Also, different kinds of tadpoles have different cycles. Some toads can even take up to 3 years before the tadpole turns into a frog. Imagine being a tadpole for three whole years!
Bronze frogs, which live in the north, hatch from their eggs in about five days. They can take anywhere from 3 months to 22 months to develop into frogs. That's a huge range of time. It all depends on their environment. Do they get enough food? Are they under a lot of stress? Does it seem safe?
You can assume it'll probably take several months for your eggs to turn into little frogs.
Also, keep in mind that the tadpoles will grow at different rates from each other. Just like humans, some will grow quickly and others will grow slowly. You could end up with wildly different sized tadpoles in one tank. If you still have teeny tadpoles when the larger ones begin growing legs, it's probably a good idea to move the teeny ones into their own nursery tank, for their own safety. The larger ones are beginning to think about eating meat. You don't want that teeny tadpole to become a tasty treat.
Tadpole Care Feeding and Raising - What do Tadpoles Eat and Need to Thrive?
Frogs and Toads in Sutton Massachusetts
|Tadpole Care and Feeding|
This step by step manual helps ensure that your little tadpoles grow up to be happy, healthy frogs. From choosing the tank to designing the menu, from checking the pH to adjusting the temperature, I'll ensure your cute, tiny balls of energy grow up into a joyful friend.
Animals and Birds in Sutton Massachusetts
Sutton Massachusetts Photo Collection