- On arrival, your Grow a Frog may need up to 72 hours
to adjust to its new environment. When you see them swim "head-down-tail
up" they are fully adjusted and happy.
- Keep your Grow a Frog tadpoles at room temperature. "I
grow much more quickly at 72° than at 62°" suggested Mervin
when we met.
- Keep your tadpoles out of direct sunlight. Even if the room
temperature is below 75°F, the temperature in the Tad-Pool could become
much too hot in direct sunlight.
- Keep your Tad-Pool away from windows, drafts, and lamps to avoid
harmful temperature changes.
- Don't keep your tadpole’s Tad-Pool on appliances such as TV's, refrigerators,
radiators, etc. They are too hot.
- Remove your tadpole from the room if you use furniture polish, air
fresheners, or other household sprays.
- Grow a Frog tadpoles are healthiest in water that is "a little bit
cloudy". This is because tadpoles or "filter feeders". They
feed by filtering suspended food particles right out of the water.
- You can remove about 1/3 of the water a week and replace it with
- Did you know... that a Grow a Frogs tadpole eats and breathes at
the same time; whenever it opens its mouth?
- "Never put any foreign objects such as pens,
pencils, or kitchen utensils (dirty or clean) in my Tad-Pool," warned
Mervin with quiet power.
- Never rinse the Tad-Pool with Soap or dishwashing detergent.
Soap is bad for my health.
- "Please don't overfeed me. If you skip
a day in feeding me... don't give me twice as much the next day.
Never feed me more then one measure of food a day," quoth the tadpole.
- If you need to leave your tadpole in the classroom on Saturday and
Sunday, or if you are planning a weekend vacation, She'll be okay for a
couple of days because food is always growing in her ecosystem. Don't
feed her "double" when you get back.
- "If you are planning an extended vacation,
please put me in the care of a kind-hearted relative or friend,"
winked the tiny tadpole called Mervin.
- Did you know... the "old dirty water" from your Tad-Pool and Stage
Two Clubhouse is full of nutrients for your plants? No need to waste
money on plant fertilizers because, as you can see, "I have a green
thumb, too!" quipped Shecky Mervin.