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 Post subject: Re: Batmads Frog Course
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Its a Foam Nest Frog! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Batmads Frog Course
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Agreed!! The foam nest frog during the day finds a nice roost and turns a whiteish cokour as seen above by the sun.

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 Post subject: Foam at water holes...
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I saw quite a few of these particularly close to water...
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Instinct tells me it comes from amphibians, could you shed some info on these big bundles of foam please ?

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 Post subject: Re: Foam at water holes...
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I've also seen them. Yes this is a frog and they lay their eggs in the foam. When it starts raining, the foam starts melting and the little toads fall into the water. Or that's what I've heard... :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Foam at water holes...
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That does make sense, but why place it in a spot where other creatures, animals and the likes can get to it ? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Foam at water holes...
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I don't know. Maybe the foam has a foul taste and the other animals leave it alone? :redface: Maybe somebody else can shed some light on the matter?

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 Post subject: Re: Foam at water holes...
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Isn't this from the foamfrog?

The outer layer gets hard, creating a sort of pool above the pool. When the little ones are ready they pop out into the water, having no fears of the voracious insect predators (like dragonfly larvea) any more?

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 Post subject: Re: Foam at water holes...
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Foam nest tree frog. As DuQues says, the outside of the foam gets hard, protecting the eggs inside. The nest is not really all that accessible, since it hangs out over the water - usually also high enough to be safe from water-borne predators. Once the eggs hatch and the tadpoles are ready they drop out the bottom into the water where they are then relatively safe.

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 Post subject: Frog: Foam Nest
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Could somebody please tell me the name of the frogs that build these nests? A friend of mine told me these are Foam Frogs, but I would also like to get the scientific name and I couldn't find it on google. Need the ID for my Trip Report, had a very exciting sighting with one of these frogs at the Gardenia Hide in KNP :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: help with a frog i.d.
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They're Foam-nest Frogs (Chiromantis xerampelina).
A common species in the Lowveld and very easy to ID after dark... with just a tiny bit of imagination, their combined calls sound like "thirtyfive... thirthyfive... thirtyfive..."

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: amphibians
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 Post subject: Re: Frog: Foam Nest
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Great photos everyone!

Took me a long time to find one of my most favourite frogs. Finally got one at the Shimuwini lapa area in February.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Amphibians
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Found it in a bridge rail close to croc bridge. What is the correct name? I call it the pipe frog.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Amphibians
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Yes, it's a southern foam nest frog (Chiromantis xerampelina). They turn white to reflect heat in the sunlight.

Gilbertr14... well done on the subspecies identification :)

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 Post subject: Re: Frog: Foam Nest
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Saw this ?? Foam nest tree frog early one morning whilst waiting for the gates to open at Lower Sabie

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