Tadpole Hatching


The Egg

Frogs lay their eggs in water or wet places.  A floating clump of eggs is called frog spawn.   There can be several thousand eggs within a clump of frog spawn.

The Tadpole

it can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks for the tad pole to grow and break free from the jelly which is frog spawn. The tadpole has a long tail, and lives in the water.

The tadpole has a long tail, and lives in the water. It is extremely vulnerable, and must rely on its camouflage to protect it. 

The Tadpole Begins To Change and grow…

After about five weeks, the tadpole begins to change.

1)    Tadpole starts to grow back legs.

2)    Next the tadpole grows forelegs. 

3)    Their tails become smaller. 

4)    Lungs begin to develop, preparing the frog for its life on land.  

The Frog

Eleven weeks after the egg was laid, a fully developed frog with lungs, legs, and no tail emerges from the water. This frog will live mostly on land, with occasional swims. The tiny frogs begin to eat insects and worms.