Thursday, October 21, 2010

Our Family Tadpoles & Frogs

Welcome to our family's journey discovery & raising frogs.

I hope you enjoy it.

Well, last year during the floods, which I have posted on my blog about months ago. We found loads of tadpoles at the back of my son's school yard.

Even while the rain pouring down on us, we all were out there catching them with a log fishing net & popped them into, what we could find at the time, being my son's lunch box.

Once we got home, we cleaned the water out & added fresh water for them & then popped them all into a small fish tank we had.

At first, we had no idea what we had, if they were frogs or toads. So we did a lot of research on the net to try & find out what we had.
With all our fingers crossed, we hoped for frogs & GUESS what! They were ALL froggies. WOOHOO.

So then, we had to work out what in the world we were going to feed these poor little things. We went back to where we got them & grabbed some of the leaf litter in the water that had grown algae & we placed it in the tank. They ate it but soon it was all gone (the algae) so we did more research to find out what else they eat & any bread was just as good. So we started to feed them some bread once a week.

Soon enough their back little legs appeared & it was so exciting to see them swimming around with some sort of frog like form. Then their front legs popped out "oh oh look mummy & daddy" my kids would call us to show us. We had placed the tank in their room so they could watch how they grew.
Wow now they had all 4 legs & started to look much more like frogs. They were so cute to watch & we spent ages staring at the tank & watching them all swimming around.

We then started thinking well what happens to their tail? Does it just fall off in the water?

So off we went back to the net to find out more & we found out that they don't fall off at all but in fact, once they start to come out of the water they will no longer eat the bread & need to still do their final growing internally to be able to eat bugs. In fact, their tails is what they use as sustenance as it shrinks & gets absorbed into their bodies & used as food & energy until such time that they are able to start eating bugs.

WOW we couldn't believe it! We had no idea about all of this.

Then we started thinking how are they going to get out of water & when do we know they are ready to do so?
We placed a few rocks around in the tank but we had to watch them as the silly things got trapped & we ended up losing a few of them.
Anyway, we noticed that they started to climb up onto the side glass of the tank & also up onto the rocks & made their way to the top half of the tank. OWWWWW it was so sweet to see them changing to this stage.

Day by day, their tails got shorter & within a few weeks their tails had gone. YAY, they look like frog now!
They just hadn't changed color much as yet. They had a slight brown to clear tan color to them still.

Once their tails had all gone & been totally absorbed into their bodies they started to look a lot more like the cute little frogs we know. as you can see below.
We had to start adding live plants & logs in the tank for them to go & hide in.

We got small pots & filled them up with some dirt & topped with a few small pebbles. We then added the plants that we found around our garden. We also had to add just the cut offs from plants such as leaves that were larger & couldn't grow in the tank. These leaves we have to change every for weeks depending when they die off & we just replace them with new & fresh leaves.

The one huge thing we started to notice though, was that we ended up with a few different types of frogs. Even though they were all the same size roughly to start off with as tadpoles, we soon noticed that some were growing much quicker & larger then some of the others.

So you can clearly see there are a few different types of Green Tree Frogs. We now have a total of about 8 different types of frogs all together!
I'll be taking more pictures in the coming days of the other types we also have & will do another update. PLUS will let you all know how my SECOND batch of tadpoles are going but so far they are already hopping out of the water hehehehe so cute!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


WIN one of these awesome NEW & Unique Natural Lip Balms worth $15.95 each!

Hi everyone, well I'm so excited about my NEW products that I had to give someone the chance to WIN one.

So here it is!

All you have to do is refer your friends to Pure Earth Noosa 

via my FB page which is: & then comment on this BLOG post the following:


Then add how many people you have referred in the same comment as well.

refer 1-200 & receive 1 entry

refer 200-300 & receive 2 entries

refer 300 or more & receive 3 entries

I'll then draw out 2 LUCKY people from these comments on my blog to win one of these of their choice each!

These Retail on my website for $15.95 each

Competition starts NOW until the end of October.

WOW these are AWESOME!

Well here at Pure Earth Noosa we are always looking for more Eco or Unique & Natural products to offer our customers.

Last week I spoke to lovely man who owners & runs an Australian company which sells these gorgeous quality Natural Lip Balms.

During the sale of Pure Earth at the beginning of the year I had already spoken to him as he was looking at purchasing the company & it was when I first came across these products but also got to know him.
I was so disappointed that they didn't end up purchasing the company in the end & that he wasn't going to be my new boss.
So it was lovely to be able to chat to him again & to catch up with him over the phone.

Well, I'm so excited to announce that I will now be stocking & selling these products for them but also be one of their QLD distributors.

Have a look at these gorgeous Lip balms!

They come with a stylish Mirror on the inside.

Here is how they all come with ribbon. I don't have the other images yet of these but they also have a little pouch & gift tag that they all come with.

Don't they look gorgeous?

I love them & already have a waiting list for them on back order.

So book yours in if your wanting any for Christmas Gifts with a difference. These make awesome gifts with a difference & very unique to Australia For both National or International friends & family.

For now I can only take orders for these via email or comments on this post at the moment until they arrive.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bamboo CLOTH Nappies are NOW HERE!


Pure Earth Noosa is passionate about providing alternative solutions to many everyday items & one such item is the one-use nappy.

I have searched high & low for these nappies & I'm VERY please to introduce to you these high quality yet affordable Hand made Local Bamboo Cloth Nappies.

Even having one modern cloth nappy in rotation reduces the amount of plastic in landfill, reduces the amount of dollars you spend on one-use nappies, and reduces the amount of time that your tot has chemicals against their baby skin.

We have both the Pocket & the Snap-in-One nappies available to order in many colors with more on the way in the coming months.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my website & feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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To help with the spirit of Gift Giving, I am doing 15% off store wide for the next for weeks via my website so join today to grab your special code.

I also offer Lay-by so this is another great way to help this Christmas with your Gift giving.

Find out more...

10 TOXINS & HOW to Protect your family

Hi everyone,

Here are some toxins that i have found that are harmful or deadly. Here are the top 10 & how to protect your family.

Lead - potent neurotoxin that can cause brain damage, even in low doses.
Although it was taken out of gasoline three decades ago, it's still found in many homes, especially those built before 1978....When renovating an older home, use only contractors who are trained in lead-safe work practices. If you do the work yourself, consider taking a one-day class in lead safety.
Phthalates - these chemicals, often used to soften plastics, can interfere with the hormone system.
When possible, choose products labeled as phthalate-free or PVC-free. Some hospitals are switching to phthalate-free products, especially in their neonatal intensive care units. Avoid bottles marked with the #3 recycling code.
Tobacco - Its smoke can contain up to 4,0000 chemicals, including cadmium, lead and formaldehyde.
Don't smoke or allow anyone to smoke near your family.
Pesticides - poisons intended to kill weeds, fungi, insects and small animals.
Wash your produce...Don't use insect sprays in the home or on your pets. Take off your shoes when entering the home to avoid tracking in pesticides...When possible, buy food that is organic or locally grown, because the U.S. has stricter pesticide laws than many other regions.
Mercury - potent neurotoxin.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pregnant women and children should completely avoid high-mercury fish: shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish.
Radon - a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas that's the second-leading cause of lung cancer (behind tobacco.)
Test your home for radon or have an inspection by a radon specialist. Professionals can seal a home's foundation, if needed.
Cadmium - heavy metal linked to cancer, kidney damage and bone damage.
Check product recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has recalled thousands of pieces of cadmium-tainted products. The commission's chairman, Inis Tenenbaum, advises parents to think carefully before buying low-cost children's jewelry.
Arsenic - common wood preservative that was banned from playgrounds in 2004 but can be found at older ones as well as on fences and decks.
Leave your shoes at the door to avoid tracking it in and wash your hands frequently.
Volatile organic compounds - chemical fumes produced by paints , solvents or cleaning products that are linked to health problems such as asthma.
Open the windows at least once a day, when possible...Choose low-VOC paints. Reduce use of chemical cleaning products in favor of homemade, green cleaning products such as vinegar and baking soda.
Bisphenol A - estrogen-like ingredient often found in clean, hard plastics, the lining of metal cans and slippery paper receipts. It's associated in animal studies with genital birth abnormalities and breast cancer.
Choose BPA-free products. Instead of liquid formula, use powdered formula, whose can't aren't lined with BPA, according to the Environmental Working Group. Choose fresh produce or dried beans, rather than canned.

I hope this will help some & you have found it of interest please feel free to comment.