Toads

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  1. vbgr

    vbgr Apprentice Gardener

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    hi everyone. New to this forum and from what I have read you are a knowledgable lot.
    Could anyone tell me what comes first. Frog spawn. Or Toad spawn. I would dearly love some toad spawn in my pond. I think it’s deep enough at 14+inches on top of the muddy mulch and it has a newt and some dragonfly lavea. Plenty of weed. Any other ideas to help encourage them please. Val
     
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    Have you got toads living by you?
     
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    Hi Laura, yes I believe so. They were in my garden 3 years ago when a friend gave me a string of spawn. They grew up to hop away but I haven’t seen one since.
     
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    There's hardly any Toads around now compared to 50 years ago, same as Newts (both Palmate & Great Crested).
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Toads dont hop away, they walk :biggrin::biggrin:
     
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    Hi Scrungee, that could explain the absence of them. Thank goodness I have dozens of frogs. I put the spawn in dustbin lids and an old stone trough. Feed with tadpole food and then small a piece of liver on a string. Wire netting protects then until they can get under the litter. They have to fend for themselves then. Val
     
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    Wish they would walk back!
     
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      As a rule Frogs spawn first then Toads and Newts. Toads always return to the same pond and will travel long distances to get there, they do wander a long way from their breeding area.
       
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        Many thanks for info stronglyloden, I will keep a look out and hope. Val
         
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