Frog Life Cycle - Where do you get your tadpoles?

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  1. KLSSwimmer

    KLSSwimmer Habitué

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    I want to do the frog life cycle with my students. I would like to buy some tadpoles from a company and let my students see the tadpoles change to frogs. Where have you gone to get yours? The last time I got frogs, I got African Bullfrogs that were going to take up to two years to change. This isn't what I want. Anyone have any other ideas?

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    Carolina Biological sells tadpoles. The large ones come in a package of 6 for about $36 and are only available April to June. Smaller tadpoles (less than 2") are 6 for $9.00, 12 for $17, or 50 for $56. They also have a kit with 2 tadpoles, small tank, etc for $23.
    http://www.carolina.com/
     
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    What do you do with the frogs once they grow up?
     
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    I get them from students from local ponds. We then release them back into the pond.
     
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    What kind of tadpoles did you get?
     
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    They are field collected American bullfrogs. The live mainly throughout the US and Canada except for west-central area such as Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, area.
     
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    I've had parents bring in tadpoles from their ponds to school and most of them died. I agree with Carolina Biological. I would also check Delta Education.
     
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    Eastern Washington also doesn't have Bullfrongs as a native species and we have had a huge problem with captive ones being released. Please, if you order the bullfrogs, check to see that you can release them when you are done.
     
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    Be sure to use pond water, as it is their native habitat.
     
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    I get mine form ponds and students. I ordered some from insectlore one time and still have the darn frogs!
     
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    We got our tadpole at home from Grow a Frog he took about 2 weeks to change. When he was done changing he is a little water frog that you can keep like a fish. Though he needs frog food but I can get it at my local Petco.

    http://www.growafrog.com/orderweb.html
     
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    I get mine from a local pond and return them there. They are Western Spadefoot Toads.
     

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