Feeding


 

Food

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Feeding
Lighting
The Frogs
Handling
Sexing Frogs
Testes Isolation
In Vitro Ferts
Oocyte Surgery
Colony Returns
Recycling Frogs
Natural Mating
Raising Tadpoles
Health & Disease

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Updated 1/25/2006

Feeding

Your adult frogs should be fed three times a week. Froglets should be fed daily for maximum growth. Tadpoles should be fed twice a week. It is always better to underfeed than overfeed, so err on the side of underfeeding until you have a firm idea of how much your frogs eat. You should feed approximately 3 pellets per adult laevis, one and one half pellets per adult tropicalis and one pellet per froglet. It should take your frogs no more than 10 minutes to clear the water of food. If they seem hungry after they have cleared the water, add a little more food. If after 10 minutes the frogs have not cleared the water, net out the excess. Allow them several hours to digest before changing the water.

Do not handle or inject the frogs on the day they are fed. This will upset them, and they will vomit. Plan your experiments accordingly.

 

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