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Old 11-22-2013, 07:16 PM   #31
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...true frogs aren't "designed" the same way. They can't survive freezing solid like a goldfish or a wood frog.
I didn't think goldfish could freeze solid...I thought they needed to be below the freeze line too.

I remember my dad telling me a story about a goldfish he had as a child...and that over night, when the fire wasn't banked enough to last the night, the water would freeze, but when it thawed the fish was fine--until the time the water froze solid.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #32
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Supposedly carp can't but.... I've seen them partially frozen in ice for extended periods of time in a pond the next town over and in Northern Japan and they have come out of it unscathed. Some of the fish are pretty expensive and you'd think the people who own them would take precautions but they don't. Everyone around me seems to be more concerned about losing their fancy carp to reccoons and heron than to ice.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #33
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Saw this on facebook

How do frogs survive winter? Why don't they freeze to death? : Scientific American
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #34
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hibernating frogs would suffocate if they dug into the mud for an extended period of time. A hibernating turtle's metabolism slows down so drastically that it can get by on the mud's meager oxygen supply. Hibernating aquatic frogs, however, must be near oxygen-rich water
Would it be safe to assume that if the pond in which they lay is sealed under ice they must absorb oxygen from the water verses coming up for a gulp of air as there probably isn't much air trapped beneath the ice.
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You need to keep the surface from freezing over or they will suffocate. I use deicers for that
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Rivers and ponds in the wild freeze over solid....The frogs MUST be going up to gulp trapped air under those every now and then don't they?
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Good point hava. I think we need equil to answer that.
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Rivers and ponds in the wild freeze over solid...
That is what I've been thinking since we started discussing the topic.
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I think we need equil to answer that.
Where is Equil? She has been quiet lately. I hope all is well.
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Speaking of the D.... Equil.....She's live and on the air!
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