Rana temporaria tadpole development

For the first time in a couple of years I collected some eggs of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria) in my local area in order to release them back to the pond as fully developped frogs. Although a common species in my local areas as throughout the UK I still try to do my part for amphibian conservation even at home :-). They seem to be progressing well, and already some have developped back legs in a relatively short amount of time, as you can see from the following photo.

At 6 weeks:

tad legs

At 3 weeks, feeding on fish food:

rana tads

At 1 week:

1 week

After first collected:


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