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Old 04-16-2017, 02:54 PM   #1
Toad Love

I collected some toad eggs last night from a vernal pool as they were being laid. I took them home and popped them under the microscope to watch them divide. Nature is just amazing!
Old 04-25-2017, 09:31 AM   #2
Any updates on these? Thanks for taking the time to post these.
Old 04-25-2017, 10:17 AM   #3
Yes! I'm having so much fun with these guys. This first picture below is the Blastula stage (multicellular), the second one shows the Yolk Plug and the third is the neural tube (spine) development.
Old 04-25-2017, 10:23 AM   #4
Below are some pictures of them as they elongate and absorb their yolk sac. They presently are in what I like to call the Sperm-toad stage.
Old 04-26-2017, 05:55 AM   #5
Oh my gosh, these are so cute!!! I can't wait to see the little babies!! Toadpoles!!
Old 04-28-2017, 10:24 AM   #6

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