frogspawn


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frogspawn

a mass of fertilized frogs' eggs or developing tadpoles, each egg being surrounded by a protective nutrient jelly
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I've had enough of hawthorns, ladybirds and frogspawn and we've only got to Birmingham.
Mike said: "People may think they are doing a good turn moving frogspawn from their own pond into other ponds, but this can lead to severe contamination and pose a threat to the frogs, toads and newts living in the area."
At night, an ugly mob of gangster frogs drag themselves from 'the deep, dark depths and muddy murk' to terrorise the peaceful citizens and kidnap frogspawn and tadpoles.
My pond shimmers with frogspawn, the daffs are in full bloom and a hare the size of a dog zig-zagged across a stubble field this morning.
More than 50,000 records of frogspawn were used to see how common frogs responded to temperature across different parts of the UK.
In a second study, Ferrari's team showed that without encountering the "smell of danger" while frogspawn, frogs deem the newt odour as safe and are unable to associate it with danger thereafter.
And the experts say the tell-tale indicators we should be looking out for in Scotland are frogspawn and butterflies.
Frogspawn thermal insulation spheres are popular in the plating industry, which form a floating blanket on the surface of solutions to reduce thermal loss by up to 70%, and minimise fumes and splashing.
I left a luminous bubble, or two or three, or a whole swath, hardly larger, hardly more significant, so it seemed, than the fireflies that signaled from the cliffsides, or the spermy swarm of stars awash above, as thick as frogspawn, denoting generation: patrimony.
I didn't see as many frogs as in recent years and as a consequence I haven't got as much frogspawn as usual, but enough to ensure a few thousand new arrivals in the near future.
We have added frogspawn to it and now have tadpoles.
Sightings of frogspawn, swallows, oak leaves and hawthorn flowering all showed spring making much slower progress up the country in 2016 than in 2015.