Its Kids Coop, please link up your child orientated posts and check out what others are up to. This week I'm linking up the following:
(Goblin is 43 months)
This year I decided to brave raising tadpoles with Goblin. He was very excited when we brought home a big blob of frogspawn from our local pond. We put our tadpoles in pond water in a big glass vase on the windowsill (which isn't in direct sunlight) with some aquarium plants to oxygenate the water.
I learnt last year that tadpoles will die if you put them in fresh tap water - the chlorine kills them. So I took a big milk carton to the pond to collect water. But I also filled a bucket with tap water - if you let it sit for several days the chlorine dissipates enough to put the tadpoles in.
How to raise tadpoles). But in the last week we have started including bits of cooked bacon which seem to be very popular. And excitingly the tadpoles have developed tiny little back legs. I am slightly disturbed by their attempts at suicide but trying to jump out of the tank. At the moment their undeveloped legs mean they haven't been successful but I will have to keep an eye on them and maybe lower the water level soon.
We'll keep you updated with their progress.
And now to the linky
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