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Frog: Foam Nest

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Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:42 pm Unread post
I need help with a Frog ID.
I only got the ''SASOL First Field Guide to Frogs Of Southern Africa'' :redface: and I fear this booklet isn't of any help here....
WE found his Little guy in our outdoor cupboard t Olifants Rest Camp in May.
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Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:11 pm Unread post
hello,

the frog you have here is a foam nest frog. these lttle guys are commonly found around the camps in kruger. as you can see that they are whitish to light browno on the bottom and light to dark on the top. i once saved one of these guys when we were in letaba, he was sitting in the resuarant and i knew if he stayed there he would have got squished. so i moved him and put him in the bush :mrgreen:

a lovely photo indeed.


all the best
Batmad


ps. i good book to buy for frogs is frogs and froging by Vincent Carrathurs, you get a CD of frog calls and a very informative description on each southern african frog.


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Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:54 pm Unread post
Great Photos Guys!! :thumbs_up: They One of my favourite Amphibians!!


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Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:45 am Unread post
I saw quite a few of these particularly close to water...
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Not the greatest of images...
Instinct tells me it comes from amphibians, could you shed some info on these big bundles of foam please ?


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Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:23 pm Unread post
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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Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:45 pm Unread post
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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Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:03 pm Unread post
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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Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:12 pm Unread post
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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Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:25 pm Unread post
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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Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:29 am Unread post
:hmz: interesting, learned something new...thats all i seem to do on the forum. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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bentley wrote
:hmz: interesting, learned something new...thats all i seem to do on the forum. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


Dunno about you, but that is exactly the reason that I am here in the first place. :thumbs_up: And I'm learning a lot.


Frog: Foam Nest

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Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:34 pm Unread post
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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Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:22 am Unread post
flying cheetah wrote
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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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..."

I've got some really nice pics of them in their white daytime suits :-) If I find the time I'll dig them up and post. If the Forums allow, that is. If not, I can still send... In that case just PM me your email address.


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Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:49 pm Unread post
Thank you very much Jose that's very interesting informations. Have sent you a pm!
I also got pics of a frog, but mine was in serious trouble!


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Wed May 12, 2010 3:12 pm Unread post
Hello,

working on my most recent pictures from Krugerpark I found this frog.

Can someone identify this frog?


Best regards,

Ludwig


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