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This listing is for one (1) White's Tree Frog tadpole. When you order this, you will receive one (1) tadpole >1/2" in body size (not including the tail).
Name: Litoria caerulea or the White's Tree Frog is named for Herpetologist. Caerulea is latin for heavenly blue, though not all frogs in this species are blue. Other names for this species include Dumpy tree frog and Australian Green Tree Frog.
Housing: These tadpoles can get relatively big (3/4"+). At the time of metamorphosis most froglets will be between 3/4" long but can deviate from this. Because the size of these frog tadpoles is considerably larger than other groups of frogs you can house about 2 tadpoles per gallon of water. Most water coming into contact with an amphibian should be treated with dechlorinator to neutralize any chlorine or chloramines present. This process can be skipped if you are starting with RO/DI water but this will need to be reconstituted and preferably made into tadpole tea using tannins from leaf litter. Water temperature should remain over 76 F and not exceed 85 F. Growth rates of these tadpoles will depend on temperature and food availability. These tadpoles can eat a myriad of foods but primarily are fed Josh's Frogs Tree Frog Tadpole food with supplemental feeding including things like Repashy's soilent green and blood worms. Depending on density of tadpoles, feeding frequency, and temperature, water changes will need to be as frequent as once a day to as infrequent as once a week.
Metamorphosis: These Frogs are avid climbers but may need assistance when morphing out of the water. We typically find it's easiest on them to provide floating structures for them to climb out of the water on. Keeping them on damp paper towel until they absorb their tails and start eating is recommended.
Newly Morphed Toadlet care: These froglets are small at metamorphosis and will need to be fed small feeder insects. We prefer using 1/8" to 1/4" crickets. Keeping froglets on paper towel until they have are 1"+ can allow you to transfer your frog to a more permanent enclosure that they can live in for several months before needing an upgrade. Because it can be difficult to find food in a tank the size we recommend for adults it is recommended to upgrade tank sizes as the frog grows.
After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.
With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.
If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.
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