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My children 13 and 16 have brought home a Tupperware box of tadpoles(baby frogs) for the ones who are not sure what I am on about.
They are interested in leaving them in the garden to have frogs at the end of the summer.
How do I keep them?
what do I have to provide for them to be happy in and come back next time? I would be greatful of some tips.thank you
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Patty, I used old carpet, but you have to be very careful to get out all of the tacks and nails. The point of the underlay is to stop any sharp objects in the ground, such as rocks, stones, broken glass or shards of metal, penetrating and puncturing the butyl sheet when the tremendous pressure of the water pushes down on it. Corrugated card would probably be OK, and yes, damp it to make a good squidgy fit.
Stinky,not sure about rocks affecting the water, but you won't get much luck from returning frogs producing tadpoles if you have fish in the pond. I'd be tempted to get rid of the fish.
Reply to Gardenbabe. The first insects to arrive at my pond were mosquitoes. I suspect you have their larvae, or larvae of some other midge. Don't worry though, you'll soon get damselfly, dragonfly, boatmen and skaters. All these are predators and keep the flies down to acceptable numbers