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General Question

How long can the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog take? I have a tadpole in a bucket that I have been feeding since the end of the last wet season! He has grown a bit larger and paler but no appendages.

Submitted on 04-Feb-2003.


The process of metamorphosis can take different time depending on the frog species and the temperature of the water.

As a rule keeping them warmer is better. Some species can metamorphose in 14 days!! Others can take many weeks.

Submitted by Graeme Sawyer on 04-Feb-2003.

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