The Ranidae

How to breed, feed and raise the edible frog

Author: F.E. Bierbrier
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,362 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.9
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 472
Added to site: 2010.07.02
mnybks.net#: 28357
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ECOLOGY AND HABITS. The skin of Frogs is usually smooth and free from warts or horny excrescences. It is invested with a colorless epidermis, which is shed from time to time as the creature grows; this splits along the back and thighs, is worked over the head like the taking off of a shirt, and usually eaten by the wearer. The deeper layers contain much pigment, in cells which are more or less under muscular control, enabling Frogs to change their hue to conform to the background.

Frogs are carnivorous, and in the season of activity are likely to be very voracious. The terrestrial and arboreal forms feed mainly on insects, worms, etc. The aquatic kinds also catch insects, but subsist more on aquatic animals--worms, tadpoles, small fishes, and other Frogs. These are seized and slowly swallowed, often, where before the remainder, perhaps still alive, has been got within the mouth.

Extremes of cold or drought in climate must be avoid

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