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Frogs

 

Frogs can do the impossible. 

 

Frogs

By Michael Shteynberg 

To 

 

Emily Shteynberg

 

Alan Goldenburg

 

And To all the frogs

 Frogs jump, freeze, and inflate through the cold weather and escape from harsh predators. These creatures are unusual and flexible, meaning they can do the impossible like freeze itself and jump 20 times its length. Most people have never seen the unusual 5000 species of frogs.  

 

 

In many cultures frogs have a great importance. In most cultures they mean healing and good luck. But in others they are evil and have evil witchcraft. They are able to control water and weather. The frog is known for its life cycle or growth.  In a bad thought a frog can be mistaken to give diseases to tribes. But on a good thought they can be the medicine for bad diseases.

  

 

Growth Symbol

Frogs have a big space in historic stories. In some books animals go to the wise old frog for advice. The frog is ugly in movies but has many disguised talents. Sometimes a frog is the ruler or king of the pond. Other times the frogs hang around with other species near the pond. The frog usually conquers his fears of water in the movie called “Ribbit”.  Frogs are also in Pokemon and some are Frokie, Frogadier, and Greeninja. 

 

Frogs have many different adaptations. Frogs drink and breathe mostly through their skin. Frogs can adapt anywhere but Antarctica. A frog can see in all directions at once. A frog has a third eyelid that helps it see underwater. Frogs sleep with their eyes open. The poison dart frog has poison glands on its bright skin.

 

A frog can jump 20 times its length.Some frogs including the Wood frog can freeze itself and then unfreeze when i gets warm. When the wood frog freezes it is almost dead. The Darwin's frog swallows its young in its vocal area then when they grow up the male frog spits them out. Most frogs can jump off trees and survive by ricocheting off the bark of trees. They can use thier feet as grips because of th sticky substance on a frogs feet. 

The Darwin frog keeps it's young in the vocal part of its throat

Red Eyed Tree Frog            Wood Frog

 Darwin Frog                 Brazilion HornedFrog

There are over 6000 species of frogs. There are 90 species of frogs in the USA. Some frogs include the Gliding frog, Monkey frog, Goliath frog, Mossy frog, Turtle and Purple frog. These frogs have special skills such as blending in with its surroundings and looking like something else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other frogs such as the Poison Dart frog, Golden frog, Tree frog, Brazilian Horned frog, and the Wood frog; rely on themselves to stay out of its predators reach and protect themselves. Some of those frogs have skill sets that let them do the impossible, like freeze itself or hide poison glands under its bright skin. Some frogs can inflate themselves. Most frogs rely on the environment or themselves but either way  it protects them.

 

 

Frogs are helpful to humans in many different ways. Frogs help people by keeping the bug population down. In farms and gardens people use their frogs to eat the bugs and not to spend time feeding them. Frogs also protect ponds from too much insects. Frogs are also prey so there are not to many frogs. But frogs also help scientists understand the life cycle and their special skills can leed scientists to new inventions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 People are taking frogs from their home and selling them at stores or deals. People are making frogs go to new homes that are not wanted. Also by cutting down trees the people are taking away oxygen for themselves and frogs.

 

Humans can hurt frogs in many ways. But humans can hurt frogs by dumping chemicals in frog habitats. People are hunting frogs for sport. Also frogs are not taken care of as pets and not fed. People are making Frogs miserable by making them move from place to place when they were born stationary not nomadic.

 

 

Frogs eat a variety of food. Frogs mostly eat bugs and insects. Babies will eat their egg jelly and grow up to learn how to catch their own food. Small frogs will eat spiders, mosquitos, ants, worms, beetles, caterpillars, and larvae. 

 

 

Bigger frogs will eat minnows, moths, dragonflies, grasshoppers, baby turtle, snakes, mice, fish, moles, and rats. Because frogs that are older have bigger mouths they can eat more. Most big frogs eat from an ounc to a pound a day. 

Frogs have a strange way of eating. Frogs have teeth on the top of their teeth called feeble that don’t help because frogs swallow whole. A frogs tongue has a special substance that is sticky to catch its prey. The tongue is attached to the front of the mouth not the back so it extends about 6 inches to 2 feet. A frog’s eyes squeeze down into it’s head and help a frog swallow.

 Some frogs rely on their environment to survive like some frogs rely on water and some on trees. Most frogs rely on water to keep them safe like swimming fast away from land predators. A Red Eye Tree frog sleeps upside down sticking to a leaf with its eyes open so it looks out for predators. Frogs hibernate and dig burrows in the dirt.          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A frog’s body is used to protect it in many different ways. A frog’s croak can be heard a mile away and a frog makes an unusual croak to mate. A poison dart frog has poison glands under it’s skin and bright skin to warn predators. When it is threatened it releases poison.  A male eardrum is the size of it’s eye.  Frogs have powerful back hind legs that help it jump and swim. Some frogs can inflate their bodies so they can’t be eaten.

 

 

Frogs have a strange life cycle but short life span. Some frogs average lifespan is 10-12 years. The oldest frog is 40 years old, that’s as old as a full grown man. Frogs can go back to 265,000,000 years ago. Most frogs grow up very fast because of their life span. Some frogs can live to 17 years if they are healthy, if it’s not healthy it can live to 8-10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The usual lifecycle for a frog is from an egg to a legless tadpole then a tadpole with legs then a frog with a tail then the tale goes away and the frog becomes full grown.  Most frog adults are from 9-12. Most frogs that are pets are not likely to live up to the age 11.  Tree frogs have one of the longest life span.

 

 

 

Frogs find many ways to give birth. Most frogs that live in the forest give birth to frogs not eggs. The frogs that are born underwater stay in a bunch or a Spawn. Some frogs can lay eggs in water or moist soil. When a frog grows it gets bigger while growing and has the same 5 senses like a human. Tadpoles swim in schools like fish.



Babies have to learn how to survive on their own. The outer jelly of the baby frog is it’s only protection. When tadpoles hatch they eat the jelly and the nonsurvivors. Calns grow up to 4000 eggs. Some baby frogs grow up in holes, burrow, and in soil. Most frogs rely on floods to hatch their eggs that they laid in a burrow. Each shape and size of the eggs in a spawn can identify what species it is.    

What are the differences between a frog and a toad?

Where the species of frogs live

 

 

Each Frog On Map