25 April 2006

Striped marsh frog

MNLY has previously reported about the striped marsh frog, which is still relatively common in the gardens of Sydney, despite lawn mowers, dogs and cats. Our success with breeding them has progressed from froth to tadpoles with large numbers swimming in the improvised pond.
The secret to their nutritional needs is the common kitchen cockroach. A half dead roach provides them with something which they keenly nibble on and fattens them up.
We imagine a generation of striped marsh frogs raised on, and with an appetite for, cockroaches could be a solution to one of the most visible introduced pest problems.
A more ambitious project is to raise a generation of frogs on a diet of poodle.

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