According to a study done by scientists at the University of Michigan tadpoles are a food source for adult frogs and froglets. The study found that when given the choice adult frogs will eat tadpoles over other food sources and even when food is scarce tadpoles are still on the menu.
While it may seem counterintuitive the scientists believe that eating tadpoles may actually help the frogs to survive and thrive. Tadpoles are a nutritious food source and by eating them the frogs are able to get the nutrients they need to stay healthy. In addition eating tadpoles may also help the frogs to avoid predators.
While the study found that tadpoles are a food source for frogs it is important to note that not all frogs eat tadpoles. In fact some frogs will actually help to care for tadpoles and protect them from predators.
What do tadpoles turn into?
Do all frogs eat tadpoles?
Some frogs will eat tadpoles but not all of them.
What do frogs eat besides tadpoles?
Worms beetles and other small insects.
Is it harmful to frogs to eat tadpoles?
It is not harmful to frogs to eat tadpoles.
How do tadpoles turn into frogs?
They grow legs and lose their tail.
What is the difference between a frog and a toad?
Toads tend to have dry warty skin while frogs have moist smooth skin.
Where do frogs live?
Frogs can live in a variety of habitats including forests marshes and swamps.
What is the biggest frog in the world?
The biggest frog in the world is the Goliath frog which can grow up to 32 cm (12.
6 inches) long.
What is the smallest frog in the world?
The smallest frog in the world is the Paedophryne amauensis which is just 7.
7 mm (0.
3 inches) long.
How do frogs breathe?
Frogs breathe through their skin as well as their lungs.
How long do frogs live?
Frogs can live for up to 20 years in captivity but most only live for 2-3 years in the wild.
How many legs do frogs have?
All frogs have four legs.
What colors can frogs be?
frogs can be a wide variety of colors including green brown red and blue.
What do frogs use their tongue for?
Frogs use their tongue to catch prey.
Do all frogs croak?
Yes all frogs croak.