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    Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 8:39pm
posted elsewhere by someone else but i would love to get my hands on some of these awesome babies lol! i think i'd have to keep at least one though!





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Wow, wonder what they will end up looking like Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2015 at 7:10am
I can't imagine they'll survive for long in the wild - maybe someone will take them into captivity for safe-keeping
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I expect these will develop normal pigmentation as they develop, since albinism is genetically recessive. Albino mother but (probably) normal father(s). Potentially you could have the eggs fertilised by a male carrying the albino gene, in which case some would develop normally and others as albinos.
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As an aside, I also take a couple of clumps out from my garden pond to rear in tubs.
They occasionally get this problem where some develop bubbles under their skin and float on their backs at the surface of the water.
I've read this is due to over oxygenization of the water which can be caused by over changing with fresher water (from a popular Aussie tadpole care website).
However, in my experience it is usually linked with water that has started to emit a foul odour and unless I change the water they tend to die.
Never seen the same condition occuring in the garden pond.
Any ideas on what it is and its prevention?
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I change the water weekly with rain water from a water butt, I've never seen this problem when rearing common frog tadpoles, though if the water were rancid I would definitely change it.
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Though a different species, seems to be the same condition they are discussing here.

http://frogs.org.au/community/viewtopic.php?t=6965&sid=e0c3c3103420ad2832ad40f5f0018175

Tried to take a pic, but my phone cam has rubbish auto focus.
You can just make them out here, some of them have died and the rest are feeding on the bodies.


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I think looking at that thread the bubble wasn't under the skin, it was in the guts. Perhaps some form of fermentation of the food they are eating or a bacterial infection? It's a guess but I can't put forward much else.

I would recommend putting them in shallow trays with rain water. Feed only lettuce that has been boiled for 20 minutes (in rain water not tap water). Liquidise the lettuce and water mix then freeze the mix in ice cube trays. Don't overfeed, only place one cube (still frozen) in the water at a time and do not feed again until it is all used up.


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When I put my boiled/chopped lettuce in the containers the other day there was such a feeding frenzy it was like pirhana (sp?). Within a few minutes the whole lot had gone and any tougher bits had been eaten to the ribs. They are showing much more interest in the lettuce now they are bigger. Perhaps it's hunger or can manage it better.
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I haven't fed anything till now, as they are still young.
Feed is not really a factor.
This year, the tub that gets the most  sunlight and greenest water has lost all the spawn.
I use clear plastic tubs and put them in open sunlight.
The tub most in the shade has the biggest tads, clearest water and lowest death rate.
 


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