Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Knee deep in tadpoles.

A few weeks ago, Vince and pals were down by the river and they caught a few tadpoles. I was out for the evening, so I didn't see them until the next morning where the 'poles were languishing around in a Tupperware container not looking too happy:

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I tried to tell Vince that no way, no how were we keeping the tadpoles and that they needed to go back to the river with their tadpole moms and dads. I thought Jeremy would back me up on this 100% as he is anti-goldfish. But Jeremy did not back me up, he thought we needed to keep them and take care of the and then if they die we will all learn our lesson. I have now invested at least $40 equipping these tadpoles with a tank, filter, chlorine dissipater, siphon tubing and gravel.

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We are feeding them boiled lettuce per the instructions on the internet. We also made a deal with Vince that once they turn into frogs, they are going back into the river. According to the internet, based on this agreement, I would only be responsible for tadpoles for max 3 weeks. It's been a week and they have been chowing down and pooping and I have seen no evidence of appendages.

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3 comments:

sherah said...

That is so cool. Every few days a new pix, please. Do they have names?

amy said...

Love this post, Doris! Entertaining. There's no way I'd touch those tadpoles, let alone invest in their care, so kudos to you!

Doris said...

S - no names yet. I just read on the internet that the 3 weeks was mistaken, it might take up to a year! I certainly hope not.

A- tadpoles are in your future! trust me. ;)