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11 03, 2012

Frog Blog – We have Frog Spawn in the Office Pond

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The Frogs have Started to Spawn

After a mild and cloudy night we have arrived this morning to discover the first batch of frog spawn in the office pond.  This was probably laid in the early hours of this morning.  So far we have counted ten frogs in the pond, all are very active and we suspect that more spawn will be laid over the next few hours or so.  We will keep a careful watch on proceedings without trying to disturb our “frog-orgy” too much.

The frogs have spawned approximately a week earlier than last year, this is perhaps due to the milder winter that we have had.  Interestingly, the spawn has been located at one of the deeper parts of the pond, according to the old wives tale, when frogs spawn in deep water it is a sign that the spring is going to be very dry – not good news for East Anglia and south-east England which are already experiencing a drought.

One of the problems of spawning in deep water is that if the frog’s activity dislodges the spawn it will roll into even deeper water and disappear towards the bottom of the pond.  If this happens the spawn may be delayed in hatching as the water temperature surrounding the spawn will be that much colder.  We suspect water temperature has a significant effect on the speed of the development of the tadpoles.

11 03, 2012

Kosmoceratops – Most Ornate of the Ceratopsians

By | March 11th, 2012|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products|1 Comment

Preparing for the arrival of Kosmoceratops Models

All is in readiness to receive the new Collecta dinosaur models, they will be arriving sometime next week at Everything Dinosaur.  Team members have been finalising the fact sheets and checking over the data in preparation for sending them out with customer orders.  As part of our preparations to receive the Collecta prehistoric animal models we have commissioned a series of drawings of the prehistoric animals featured in the new releases – animals such as Kosmoceratops, Mapusaurus and Utahceratops.

The Scale Drawing of Kosmoceratops

Ornate horned face – Kosmoceratops

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The new models include scale models, as well as not to scale replicas.  We are particularly looking forward to the Neanderthal figures and the chance to replenish our stocks of Plateosaurus and Torosaurus.

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