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Breeding Question - Eggs first ?
#1
Hi All,

I have read conflicting information, and am hoping to clear it up. Which comes first, the eggs or the sperm? Who lays the jelly, the male or the female? Who does what first, and second? I don't know if it's the same for all pdf's, but I am asking about non-pumilio, just the regular frogs, D. Tincs, leucs, cobalts and azureus, and P. vittatus.

I always used to read that eggs were laid first, then fertilized. Then someone said that the males lay the jelly first, then females lay the eggs on top.

I'd like to know which it is! Anyone know?

Thanks,
Diane
P. Terribilis orange, R. Imitator Cainarachi Valley, D. Leucomelas, D. Auratus, D. Azureus, P. vittatus, D. cobalts, D.Oyapok, Bombina Orientalis
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#2
The jelly mass comes from the female, which is why sans-male you will see the jelly mass on an unfertilized clutch.
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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Thank you, Rich.
Does the female always lay the jelly/eggs first, then the male fertilizes?
P. Terribilis orange, R. Imitator Cainarachi Valley, D. Leucomelas, D. Auratus, D. Azureus, P. vittatus, D. cobalts, D.Oyapok, Bombina Orientalis
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DianeCarter Wrote:Thank you, Rich.
Does the female always lay the jelly/eggs first, then the male fertilizes?

Diane, I can't say with certainty that there are not males that have a 'hair trigger', but generally I'd say the vast majority of the time eggs then sperm.
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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Thanks!
P. Terribilis orange, R. Imitator Cainarachi Valley, D. Leucomelas, D. Auratus, D. Azureus, P. vittatus, D. cobalts, D.Oyapok, Bombina Orientalis
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