Dunno, don't care. How's that?
Human disease genes
Large and easily handled
Accessible blood collection sites
Similar to many other species
It affects the quality of the eggs, which are the primary target of research
It's not any more important than other lab animal species
Angry frogs will jump out their confinement at night....and hunt you down....
It's the other way around! Frogs are much easier to care for.
To look out for predators above the water's surface.
They don't need to look down.
Weren't their eyes on either side of their head?!
Nature made them that way for shits and giggles.
Direct food to their mouths, propelling through water/digging in mud for food
Direct them through water, jumping high distances
Defend against predators, propelling through water
Slap their mischievous tadpoles, back-kick predators attacking from behind
Both back and front toes
Oh they replace the teeth.
They love water
Motionless most of the time, below water, arms outstretched, waiting for food to pass by
Active, above water, hunting for food
Motionless half the time, hunting the other half of the time
They enjoy watching "Days of our lives" while eating paramecia
12/14 hours light, 12/10 hours dark
12/10 hours light, 12/14 hours dark
10/14 hours light, 12/12 hours dark
Who cares they're underwater !
UV light, phosphorus
UV light, magnesium
Natural light, phosphorus
Food supplements, Vitamin C
Move and swim around
Lie fully submerged well away from the surface of the water
Avoid contact with other frogs if needed
Be able to fully change direction without impediment
Have room for enrichment
Lie on a muskoka chair with a bottle of frog beer
8 inches, 4-5L
10 inches, 4-5 L
7 inches, 2-4 L
8 inches, 6-7 L
15-23 C, non-chlorinated
10-25 C, non-chlorinated
15-23 C, untreated
Aren't cats a way better topic?
Drip through systems
Self-cleaning, self-regulating, you don't need to do anything systems.
WaterDrain 3000 systems
No system ever
Commercial balanced, 2 hours
Commercial balanced, 4 hours
Fully carnivorous, 2 hours
High carbohydrate, 24 hours
Privacy. Stop staring. HEY!
Soft-mesh non-abrasive net
Soft-mesh non-abrasive cup
Frog stays on the surface of the water when approached
Tremors of extremities
Change in appearance/size/skin discoloration/flaking
Frog gets drunk and sings sad songs
Red leg, hemorrhage
Blue leg, cyanosis
White leg, Michael Jackson
Black leg, necrosis
Antibiotics in food and increase salt levels in tank water
Topical antibiotics and reduce salt levels in tank water
Amputation of the affected leg
Marcus Aurelius hydrophilus
Skin scrapings and cultures
Tank dip and antifungal agents
Aggressive fluconazole treatment
Dropsy or bloat
Choke and bloat
Fat Frog Syndrome
Fluid removal by aspiration, increase salt in tank
It's not treatable
Increase salt in tank
Immersion or injection of buffered Tricaine methane sulfonate (TMS or MS222)
Immersion in buffered Euthansol
Deep anesthesia followed by cervical dislocation
Injection of buffered Euthansol
SubQ into lymph sac
IM into thigh
IV into jugular