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#1 peter mccue

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Posted 05 March 2003 - 09:15 PM

March 4th was the date of the first load of Frog spawn in my pond.

As I live in the frozen North East, I was wondering when you soft southerners with your semi-tropical ponds found the first clumps of spawn.
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Posted 09 March 2003 - 06:40 PM

Nothing yet. Im in the west-midlands.

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Posted 10 March 2003 - 06:41 PM

Nothing yet in west Wales, only about 300 metres from the sea. You just got real hard frogs up there.

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Posted 11 March 2003 - 02:18 AM

Sheffield calling ......

Not a sign yet !
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Posted 11 March 2003 - 03:04 AM

we found our first frogspawn in the school pond last monday 3/3/03, and some happy frogs still humping away, some spawn transferred to classroom tank, rest left in pond, and thats in sheffield :D

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 04:13 PM

The pond is now awash with Frog spawn, I can almost see the Orfe licking their lips in anticipation. :D
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Posted 16 March 2003 - 03:34 AM

Live in Lancashire and as yet no frog spawn. But what I have found is a lot of frogs in pond with strange disease. Skin spit mainly around limb joints. An odd one or two with limbs missing. Theses don't live long, usually dead after a day or two.
Is anyone else coming across this phenomenon
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Posted 17 March 2003 - 06:37 AM

Jerrydog,

Interesting post that. A couple of years ago I emptied my pond, the following morning there were a few frogs trapped in the bottom which had been exposed to a severe frost & were quite literally frozen! They eventually thawed out, but all died later after suffering the exact problems you described.
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Posted 17 March 2003 - 04:05 PM

Still no spawn, even though the last few days have been warm. On the otherhand it looks like some of my fish are going at it! :)

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Posted 18 March 2003 - 04:07 PM

I spoke too soon! 2 big lumps of spawn!