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How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

I`m puzzled.

Last Monday I cleaned the wine cellar downstairs, and left the door open.
Later in the day, on going downstairs, I saw this frog hopping around.
Presumed it`d been living, and escaped from the natur-keller, but didn`t give it another thought. Seemed very healthy and alert, bouncing around investigating the neighboring washroom and other rooms.

On Thursday night I thought I`d better put some water down there for it to bathe in. (Ok, a bit late, but .......)

Went looking for it. No frog anywhere.

Then I saw what looked like a big dried leaf in the washroom.

It was a completely dehydrated black thing that was a frog in another life!

Same size approximately. Must have been "it"?
Can it dry out, so brittle, in just 3 1/2 days?
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

I don't know, but... Kudos for having one of the strangest subject lines ever.

(Before opening the thread, I envisioned you sitting in a lab, torturing frogs )
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

So.. ...where is that number of the "people against animal cruelty" extremists?
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

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I don't know, but... Kudos for having one of the strangest subject lines ever.

(Before opening the thread, I envisioned you sitting in a lab, torturing frogs )
Ha! Never thought about that!

I thought I had a new pet (that didn`t need walkies?).
Now I`m left with a tame fly.

Is it time to "get a life"?
I thought I had one.
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So.. ...where is that number of the "people against animal cruelty" extremists?
Oooh did I take too long to install the water-bath? Yes, I know I was, but I never thought it was THAT drastic?
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

Seems like he croaked it, drinking wine, whilst waiting for his slot on the laundry rota.
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I don't know, but... Kudos for having one of the strangest subject lines ever.

(Before opening the thread, I envisioned you sitting in a lab, torturing frogs )
On the other hand this is not bad, either.
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Oooh did I take too long to install the water-bath? Yes, I know I was, but I never thought it was THAT drastic?
I wouldn't have thought that he could dehydrate so quickly, either.

But that was sweet of you to do that for him, regardless of the fact that it was a bit too late.

Don't worry. Your frog karma is in good standing.
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Old 17.10.2012, 20:22
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

I was seriously thinking of moving this thread to pet corner. However in light of the untimely desiccation of said amphibian I think this defies classification. So off to other/general it goes
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Old 17.10.2012, 20:56
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I had a frog living in my car for a couple of days (it wriggled behind the seats the first few rescue attempts). Didn't seem to dry out a all in 48 hours, in June sunny days.

So unless your frog Ate som washing powder or other chemical I would not expect "hopping" to "desiccated" in 3 days :-(
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Don't worry. Your frog karma is in good standing.
As a French speaker and what is the closest to a frog, I object!



Now time to put the grill on.
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

When I first saw this thread, I pictured some mad scientist torturing the inspector from Pink Panther.
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

just put one in a box and will report back when it croaks...
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just put one in a box and will report back when it croaks...
Ah, no, you woudn't...
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

Crunchy frogs ?
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It was a completely dehydrated black thing that was a frog in another life!
Yum, frog jerky!
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I had a frog living in my car for a couple of days (it wriggled behind the seats the first few rescue attempts). Didn't seem to dry out a all in 48 hours, in June sunny days.

So unless your frog Ate som washing powder or other chemical I would not expect "hopping" to "desiccated" in 3 days :-(
No, it had no access to washing powder or chemicals. Just a large expanse of floor to hop around on. It was rather a cute frog, and when I talked to it, would look at me with what I thought was a rather intelligent frog-faced expression.

It really did shock me that it could turn into a flat black dried out "thing" in such a short time?!

It obviously had been living in the wine cellar, where it`s damp and dark - must have gotten thru the mesh window screen when it was a baby frog, and grown up there. Must have found something to nourish itself on?

Do you think the relative "dry" conditions on the other wooden floors was the cause of it drying out so suddenly? Really astonishing!
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Can it dry out, so brittle, in just 3 1/2 days?
Dehydrating in a dry basement is not bad, but in a real Swiss "Stoeckli Doerrex" could you achieve the same in less than six hours.



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Dehydrating in a dry basement is not bad, but in a real Swiss "Stoeckli Doerrex" could you achieve the same in less than six hours.


http://www.stockliproducts.com/frmNa...t&frmname=main
Really? You have dried a frog in less than 6 hours?

(Just an aside off topic slightly ..... that "Stoeckli Doerrex" thing - I met an old lady here who only speaks Swissgerman and she was trying to tell me how to dry out vegetables, and kept going on about a "Durex" - ......... and in my minds eye I was seeing a condom and wondering ........ reeeeaallly? Nah she must be crazy? (Durex = like calling a vacuum cleaner a Hoover)
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Re: How long does it take for a frog to dehydrate?

Drying condoms sounds like a bad idea to me as well. Some housewives try saving money in weird ways, but that does sound a bit too much...

P.S.: I prefer frogs juicy and tender, so I do not dehytrate them. I guess about six hours should be possible, but it depends naturally on the size of the frog.
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