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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Frog spawn Reply with quote

Hello,
I would like some frog spawn for my wildlife pond, Does anybody know where i can get some?
Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's against the law to interfere with frogspawn, afaik; is your garden open or walled?
if it's walled, i'd be very hesitant about sourcing frogspawn, you want the frogs to be able to come and go at their will. if it is open, you may find frogs make their way to it anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Thanks for that, hopefully they will find us!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need some spawn for the froglets to home in on your pond and lay next year. While technically illegal, common sense can apply. If you find some spawn in a neighbouring site, leave it alone. Last year, we found barrow loads of spawn in a rapidly drying out shallow dyke. We collected 500ml in a drinks botlle, and relocated them; the rest almost certainly died. This year, they came back, and we have spawn again. I wouldn't interfere with your local populations, unless somebody has a super abundance, the spawn looks in severe danger, or the habitat is under threat from development, for example. Good luck!
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