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Fire Belly Toad - What is This Jelly

Discussion in 'Amphibian - General' started by Vincenzo, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Member

    in their water bowl i found 3 chunks of this jelly stuff (yes i mean chunks, as if it came off a huge ball of jelly). it is clear colored. i think it might be egg casing but there are no newborn tadpole bodies visible in it. what is it?
     
  2. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    FBT eggs look like little jelly balls with just a black dot in the center of each one. And they are grouped together.

    If it's not that, I have no clue -- sorry!
     
  3. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    no, i see no black dots. its just a clear chunk of jelly...weird.
     
  4. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    You sure its not shed skin?
     
  5. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    idk...ever eaten jell-o before? think of it as that
     
  6. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    Almost sounds like eggs that weren't fertilized. Do you know what sex your toads are?
     
  7. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    that's what i also think. and no, how can i tell?
     
  8. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    Males call. They also have wider/thicker heads
     
  9. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    how do i know which ones call? they stop when i get near them. do they only call when in water?
     
  10. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    Re: Fire Belly Toad-what is This Jelly?

    LOL! I had the same problem - they kept me flummoxed for a while. (and I knew I had 3 males and 1 female)

    Then they started mating (that kind of gave away which was the lone female).

    But as far as catching them calling -- my tank is in my open dining room & kitchen area. So was able to watch them from either room, at a distance, and their throat moves when they call. Which is actually easier to see when they are in the water.
     

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