I don't know what will become of them. I hope they make it to nearby backyard ponds or the creeks, 2 blocks in either direction from our house. I just hope they survive to make more frogs, as that is my whole purpose of raising these little guys anyway. Well, that and I just love having them around here too.
So, I thank God and the good green earth for the days we had together and I move on....checking around at local pet shops and garden centers to see who can keep me in tadpoles. The circle of life.... blah, blah, blah.
In the meantime, there is joy...albeit on a much smaller scale:
the praying mantis eggs hatched!
By pure luck, I just happened to notice one on the window of the living room on Friday. I went to check and noticed that one of the eggs had hatched. See how the egg looks like it has sawdust coming from it (above photo)? That is where the babies chewed their way out of the egg.
The other egg was not like this, so I held out that we might see these babies newly hatched. Sure enough! Saturday afternoon found me checking......and there were babies everywhere!
So, life moves on in the back forty (feet). It always does. Oh, it gives me some time to sniffle a bit at the losses, but just when you are about to give up with caring, life comes back with some sunshine and happy to warm your heart again. And so we continue....
The new taddies are scheduled to arrive in a few weeks.