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Old 07-05-2015, 03:52 PM
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Found these tadpoles and was wondering what they are. I think there western chorus frogs. I live in west Minnesota by Fargo, ND
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:25 PM
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:03 AM
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Hello, I like to try guessing tad species! Is it possible to get a side profile picture of this tad?

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Old 07-06-2015, 10:08 PM
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Here's his side profile. He's got legs and arms now!!!!!!
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What a cute little guy! It kind of looks like it is starting to show the nose markings of a Wood Frog 'Rana sylvatica'. Same with the tail structure. But it should become more evident in the coming week. Cool little tad!

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Having had a second look, it also can be a Boreal Chorus Frog. Keep us posted, as the markings become more defined, it will be more evident.

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Ok, his brother is barely starting to get stubs for legs!
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It's official! He/she is a boreal or western chorus frog! Can you tell how?
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Nice! I have always found that this tiny tad has a high arched tail fin. Eyes are located on outside margin of he head. Usually the ventral side is a 'golden' color, and the coiled intestine is highly visible. striping on the sides starts at the nose/eyes area, and extends down the sides of this frog into the groin area. It's not the only frog to have this, but it is very consistent with this specie. The biggest give away though, is the teeth. 2 rows of teeth up top, 3 rows on bottom.

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I got names, also found a forth to complete "pack"!
Oldest is Charlie
Darkest is Blue
Smallest Delta
Clearest is Echo
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Don't think they will all fit in a 15 corner tank that I'm building though
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15 Gallon, sorry
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He's officially a frog!
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That's great news!!! Any photos of the little buddy?

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Picture won't upload, on trip to Ames, Iowa. Track meet yay!
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Will get pics as soon as I return
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He won't eat and he's had his tail absorbed for about a week
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Pics, he's tiny
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does he look healthy?
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