A frog is first a tadpole and then a froglet before becoming an adult frog. It takes between 3 to 4 months for a frog to go through the complete growth cycle and become an adult frog.Continue Reading
Frogs lay eggs, and when the eggs hatch a frog is called a tadpole. The tadpole has poorly developed gills, a tail and a mouth. It generally stays near the shoreline of lakes or streams, depending on where the female frog lays her eggs.
After a couple of months, the tadpole will be larger, have legs and resemble an adult frog with a tail. A young frog, or froglet, is officially no longer a tadpole at around 12 weeks.Learn more about Frogs
After hatching from its egg, a frog emerges as a tadpole. Like other amphibians, a frog undergoes dramatic changes throughout its life cycle in a process known as metamorphosis.Full Answer >
There is no designated name for female or male frogs. However, frog offspring are normally referred to as tadpoles or polliwogs before they enter the next stage of metamorphosis. A large group of frogs is referred to as an army.Full Answer >
Frogs float in various positions depending on the species. For example, the African Dwarf Frog floats in a position referred to as Zen position. This position is characterized by outstretched limbs except for one leg, which seems to balance the frog aloft. Other frogs, like the Floating Frog, float belly-down with all limbs outstretched.Full Answer >
To dissect a frog, pin it to a tray, cut and retract the abdominal skin, remove portions of the ribcage, and pin back the abdominal muscles. This process takes about 45 minutes and requires a preserved frog, a dissecting tray, straight pins, a scalpel, dissecting scissors and forceps.Full Answer >