Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Captive breeding update: Our first San Jose Cochran frog out of the water!

One of the many things I love about my job is learning about these amazing species first hand, and some of these 'lessons' take quite a while. This is certainly the case with these little Panamanian Glass frogs tadpoles (Cochranella euknemos), the first of which has metamorphosed after a year and a half in the water!

San Jose Cochran frogs (Cochranella euknemos) are in no rush to metamorphose. Here is the first Glass froglet of its cohort, finally poking it's forelimbs through after a year and a half as a tadpole.

Here is our first f1 San Jose Cochran frog. At the time of this writing, it has fully resorbed its tail and has been offered its first snack — tasty Springtails