aspiring prince

© Mary C. Legg

aspiring prince

Uploaded: July 06, 2007


Paul G Slate July 06, 2007

very creative Mary! #686353

Mary C. Legg July 06, 2007

I am celebrating his milestone of getting arms today... in a couple days, he'll be climbing and the tail will be gone I think.

still very fragile little life, so will be a while before I can safely say that he's survived. USGS/ UC Berkeley gives three months as precarious. the other two er doing well, but I lost four others in first 40hours or so after becoming frogs. #4479940

Patrick Rouzes July 06, 2007

Very creative indeed, Mary! Nice work here my friend! #4479941

Derek D. Dafoe July 07, 2007

I like it Mary!! Great idea!! Keep them in a water environment for as long as possible, the transition does take a while even after the legs have developed.. #4480851

Mary C. Legg July 08, 2007

thank-you Derek-- will gt back to you on the frogs... am very protective about the little ones because their arms are not strong enough to match their legs and this can be disastrous s they can climb out of the water or fall out of their water dish and not have ability to get back in--and so I separate them into a lightly covered tub where they can develop climbing skills but not escape and have rocks to rest on. Lost four a couple weeks ago after they became frogs and it was very distressing for me because they involve much care and are very charismatic little creatures with tremendous personalities.

So now I have two: Mirucek who is nearly two months into Froghood and very healthy at 2cm and Mirucek Secundus (about to be called Sputnik) who is still about .5cm which is much bigger than .25cm

you can find a few more articles and pictures of the frogs at

Tertius as a froglet is nearly as big as Mirucek, who was just barely .5cm when he entered Froghood. He was also very uncoordinated and could walk far better than he could hop and had tremendous difficulty in swimming and so he walked a lot. Sounds strange, but it must have taken Mirucek about 2-3 weeks to learn how to swim as a frog. UC Berkeley also noticed that young newbie frogs will drown #4483822

Alexis Yobbagy July 09, 2007

WONDERFUL!!!!! #4488634

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 11, 2007

You have done a wonderful job with this Mary!! Keep up the nice work! Jeff #4497748

Mary C. Legg July 11, 2007

thank-you Alexis and Jeff-- M.Tertius has great potential and personality already, but he's very slow in development. His cousin was already climbing out of the MunchieBucket in hours... #4497893

Suzanne L July 15, 2007

Very creative. Hope the frogs are doing well! #4511233

Mary C. Legg July 16, 2007

the frogs are doing very well-- this is already long in past as Tertius and Sekera are now both in the frog hotel and Ludvik (Ludwig) has arms today, so there are now four frogs in the frog hotel and a new one about to join them. Ludvik because Froggi is playing Beethoven Sonatas at some music festival somewhere... too many Miruceks about here. #4514656

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