Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hatchlings... (about 11 weekes)

Still releasing little froglets into the world (90 so far)...  (bigger)

I am still amazed at the speed they can disappear when released.  They seem to instinctively try to either find cover above or at least on one flank before they wait a few moments to choose a better place.  (bigger)

While they seem to take between 1 and 2 days to complete development once they acquire front legs the very last stage - when they consistently breath air and develop their classic posture - sitting and waiting - takes only hours.  (bigger)

Many more images from the project are here: http://tanukifu.smugmug.com/Animals/hatchlingsMarch2010