i wouldnt expect it to follow any sort of schedule. once the front arms appear and the mouth parts develop its anyones guess when it will decide to leave the water.1. When during the nine days will he become unable to breath underwater? Will that signify when he morphs out?
i personally like to drain off most of the water at this point and tilt the cup at a 45 degree angle. when the little guy is ready it will simply walk out.
im unsure what you mean by "tub" the most successful method ive used is raising the tads in the small circular glad containers (filled with water) when the tad pops its fronts the water level is lowered and the cup is placed into the grow out container at a 45 degree angle (as noted above) i use only long fiber sphagnum moss to line the bottoms of the grow out containers (which i nuke in the microwave and cool with frog safe water)2. How much dry land should I give him in his tub? Enough to get his head out of the water or his whole body?
i feed the tad normally until it leaves the water. while the mouth parts have changed during this point im not disturbing the tad to look for the change and feeding or not it will undoubtedly morph out fine at this point.3. What should I feed him till he morphs out, and when should I make a food transition? Should I start supplementing his food with calcium/D3 or vitamin supplements?
since this is a leuc it will accept FFs right out of the water.. it will not feed while the tail is being absorbed though so do not attempt to add FF at this time as it will stress the froglet.
when its ready to feed (the tail is completely absorbed) feed only a few FFs (dusted just as you would with adults) at a time. its best to do multiple smaller feedings and it also helps to add a small piece of fruit to give the flies an area to congregate. this way they dont constantly climb on the froglet and stress it.
again im not sure what you mean by "tub" but it will leave the water and generally stay close. it may go back and forth between water and land and will use the water as refuge when startled. for this reason i leave the tadpole cups in the grow out until its clear that they are no longer using them.4. How will I know when he has "morphed out" & ready to leave the tub?
once again im not exactly sure what you mean by "tub" see my above posts for info on transition to the grow out container.5. When I put him into the froglet tank, should I just set him in, or let him crawl out of the tub when he is ready?
lik i said before, keep it simple. long fiber sphagnum and one or 2 large leaves is all you need in this tank.6. Other than staggering humidity, what characteristics should the froglet tank have? (By the way, I will be keeping him individually in a little 2 1/2 gallon aquarium initially)
do you not already have FFs? you need to get melanogaster and asap. also your supplements. dust FFs and feed them as described above.7. And finally, what should I feed him initially as a froglet?
I will start setting up the froglet tank today and ordering FF's & culture supplies ASAP. Any advice will be appreciated, and thanks as usual for reading through my copious amounts of questions. I want to make sure I do this right!
best of luck.
on a side note the bubble tad issue can sometimes be fixed by ceasing all feedings and changing the water frequently until the problem resolves.