Monday, 23 February 2009

Mega spawn

Now these are amazing photos of this year's frog spawn and reminded me that it's about time to go on the jelly hunt. But I didn't expect to find megaspawn.
I counted eight separate nuclei in one bonkersly over-sized egg. What's that all about then? Conjoined froglets? Octuplet amphibians? All I could think of was the immense relief that Mama frog must have felt dumping that lot in the water.

6 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

Gosh, surely that's early as well. We don't expect our first spawn for another month yet.

Mopsa said...

No, not early. Last year there was spawn in the middle of January and tadpoles by this time.

paula said...

Now that's, well that's...that's...
I'm speechless, absolutely!

paula said...

Actually I think it's an emerging seal, or otter, or...

Mopsa said...

Paula, it's still there, so I'm wondering just what will emerge. Do you think it might get even bigger?

Winchester whisperer said...

Looks like a baby tortoise