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I was curious, are there any wild caught foods that I could use as food prey for these guys? I know FFs would be the best option, but I can't get out to the store for a few days, and would need to hold some back for culturing. However they are very fast growers and I would think FFs would not be needed for too long so I don't want to 'overproduce'. The one is 2 days out of the water, 2 emerged last night, with more to follow... I appreciate any advice! Thank you!

Here are some development pics, I will share some of the newly emerged when I get some time today.

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Really cool pictures! I'm sure it's interesting/ exciting watching the transformation.
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Really cool pictures! I'm sure it's interesting/ exciting watching the transformation.
Here are some of the newly emerged

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I love hyla versicolor's call. It just makes me think of summer


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One of my favorites...See these all the time out at my parents....So personable
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Not to be that guy but are you sure it is hyla versicolor and not hyla chrysoscelios common name copes gray tree frog. The latter is an endangered and protected species and the only way to distinguish the two is the call. This is one of the species I studied in college and wouldn't want to have others collect frogs that look like this and harm the dwindling numbers. I don't know if you live in the habitat that overlaps like I do.
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Not to be that guy but are you sure it is hyla versicolor and not hyla chrysoscelios common name copes gray tree frog. The latter is an endangered and protected species and the only way to distinguish the two is the call. This is one of the species I studied in college and wouldn't want to have others collect frogs that look like this and harm the dwindling numbers. I don't know if you live in the habitat that overlaps like I do.
Fair question. No, these are assuredly H. versicolor. The only adults I ever hear are slow trill callers. Also, the collection of these tads for rearing purposes was entirely in the spirit of returning them to the wild and I took great care to ensure 0 contamination. All new containers, kept outside the home, fed only wild caught foods, and released in groups upon metamorphosis. I certainly appreciate your concern. I started with 31 tadpoles. Lost 1 to a gas bubble(ugly), lost one to drowning(?), I have 3 in my care as they are still quite young and small, the rest are free and wild. As stated, these were rescues from a pool tarp. The owner of the pool did not care to ensure they lived, and wanted the use of his pool. I did not go out and seek them as a collector.

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