Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day and...

something is happening to our frog eggs.  After spending time away this weekend, I checked on the babies. This is what I found.

Instead of little spheres in the eggs, there are little comma shapes in them.

So what does this mean?

It means that the eggs hatches and the frog babies are now embryos. They are starting to look like something, but it could be anything!
Here is a close up and can see that they do look like embryos - there is a darker backbone and a head. They are going to be living off the yoke of the egg for a while. Frog eggs spend about three weeks as embryos so we should have tadpoles soon!

1 comment:

  1. Are you going to bring them to MF tomorrow? Could I possibly borrow them for an afternoon? Caitlin is studying frogs in preschool!

    I am trying to get permission to bring an actual frog into the classroom, provided I can catch one. Tips on frog catching welcome - I don't want to have to hike a long time to get to them!