OK, here goes!
1. "Hyla" is Greek for "belonging to the woods."
2. Most tree frogs lay their eggs in pools of water.
3. Tree frogs can range in size from 1.5 inches to 3 inches.
I have no idea if these are right, but it was fun looking up the answers. I had to laugh that on one of my searches, this very site came up as the first hit on Google. Ha!
Monday, June 30, 2008
OK, here goes!
Posted by Susan C. at 1:30 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I've finished my socks! Hooray for sportweight yarn...it makes sock knitting so speedy! I don't want to spoil for anyone who hasn't seen the package yet, so check out my blog to see 'em.
Here are my answers:
1. Hyla - hyle is Greek for wood or forest.
2. Most species deposit their eggs in water, although it is also common for eggs to be laid on vegetation overhanging water.
3. Hylids are usually slender, less than 10 cm (4 inches) in length.
Happy weekend all!
Posted by Suzie at 6:06 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I too, spent way to much time on this. The answers were not easy to find! I hope they are correct!
1. This is the answer I found from Wikipedia for question number 1. "The genus Hyla is one of approximately 38 genera in the New World family of tree frogs (Hylidae). The word Hyla translates to "tree," and tree frogs are indeed arboreal." Hyla means tree.
2. Most tree frogs lay their egges in shallow water.
3. The American green tree frog grows up to 2.5 inches. Austrailian tree frogs can be up to 4 inches.
When my son was younger (now 20 years old) he had a frog collection...plastic frogs, hats, stickers, etc. I think he will be the recipient of the latest sock club socks. Size 13 feet!
Posted by dmiller at 7:50 AM
Totally forgot and nearly threw away the questions, but here are my answers :)
1. While I couldn't find exactly 'tree frog' in Greek, tree frogs are in the Family 'Hylidae' and Species 'Arborea'. Hyla comes from the Greek 'to bark' referring to the frogs mating calls. The Arborea is a Latin origin :)
2. Most tree frogs lay their eggs in the water. Some species lay eggs on branches near the water and still others carry the eggs on their backs.
3. A common US tree frog is 2-2.5 inches, however different species outside North America can grow to 4 inches or larger.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I just think frog are generally an odd little thing - I like the translation in this month's sock club pack!
My answers are...
1. per Wikipedia...The name originates from the Greek word skinos, meaning quick or nimble.
2. Tree frogs lay their eggs in water, or on the undersides of leaves near water.
3. Tree Frogs can get as big as 4"
Thank you Jen, for another learning experience:)
Posted by peaknits at 5:58 AM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Normally frogs are not high on my list of interests. I usually squeal like a girl if they are in the vicinity. This time I got to squeal due to colourful, detailed, love in a bag that was delivered by post. Researching this has not made me queasy thank goodness. In fact, I may now have to reverse my aversion to the little jumpers. They are just so darned colourful and lovely when they are on my feet.
Attention class she says in her best teacher voice.
1) The genus "hyla" (part of all scientific tree frog names) means wood in Greek. It is attached to all 33 species of tree frogs' names.
2) They lay their eggs on the sticks and leaves in temporary ponds that other predators do not come near on a regular basis. They also leave their young and return to the forest.
3) They can be up to 4 inches in length depending on which of the species you are looking at.
Now students.....if you can name all 33 species you need to back away from the computer and go knit something. You must be coming down with something.
Posted by mrstee at 9:41 PM
1. I found that the greek word for tree frog is Skinos which means quick or nimble. I am neither quick nor nimble when it comes to this computer stuff, or knitting (newbie to both).
2. Tree frogs lay their eggs in a gooey mass on leaves or twigs above a pond so that when the frogs hatche they can drop right into the water. My yarn looks like a gooey mass because I do not have a winder yet (its on my wish list)!
3. The average size for a tree frog is 2.5 inches. I wish there was a DPN in size 2.5 because my gauge/swatches are usually btween size 2 and 3!
Thanks Jen - I am really glad I joined this sock club!!!:)
Posted by shelly at 5:33 PM
I love the new Tree Frog Sock Club Kits! They are adorable.
Okay, this is attempt #2 for posting to the Tree Frog Contest. I attempted 3 times for the GOK contest and was never successful. This is getting to be disheartening.
1. Agalychnis Callidryas. Gree 'kallos' means beautiful and 'dryas' means tree sprite or nymph. Thus, Callidryas means beautiful tree nymph.
2. Tree frogs lay eggs on the undersides of leaves that hang over a body of water.
3. They are typically 2-3 inches in length and have a lifespan of 4-5 years.
These little guys and gals are cuties.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
1) Skinos: quick or nimble
2)Shallow temporary ponds
Posted by Sara at 5:26 PM
Does anyone know where to find the list of winners for the Georgia O'Keefe contest? I have looked around and cannot seem to find anything.
Oh, and love, love, love the newest kit. My Grandmother-in-Law loves frogs and every gift she ever receives has a frog theme. Well, she will be getting a VERY nice pair of socks made in her favorite colors - thank you!
Posted by ahorselover at 11:49 AM
Monday, June 16, 2008
1.The name originates from the Greek word skinos, meaning quick or nimble. I also found,
Pseudacris is from the Greek pseudes, meaning a false or deceptive, and acris, from the Greek akris, meaning a locust. This name is presumably in reference to their voice. The species name cadaverina is from the Latin cadaver, meaning a corpse, and ina, a suffix denoting a likeness to. This name is in reference to their morbid sounding call. Some researchers place this species in the genus Hyla.
2. Tree frogs lay very few eggs. Some lay their their eggs in the water collected at the base of bromeliads found high up on the trees.
3. A medium to large brown tree frog range from 40-85 mm in length. A white tree frog can average 10 cm (4 inches) in length, this frog tends to look really fat and flabby. Females have been known to grow as long as 5 inches, snout to vent. The males normally grow to be about 4 inches long.
Posted by SexyLilKnits at 1:53 PM
2) Most lay their eggs in several small clusters attached to twigs and stems, above or underneath the water.
3) Tree frogs can grow up to a little over 5-6 inches.
Love the sock club kit!:) Just got mine today!
Posted by Dawn at 12:20 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I spent way to much time on this, and don't really feel like I found satisfactory answers. Allrighty, here goes: I was not sure if you wanted the actual nowadays Greek translation for tree frog, or if you wanted to know what the scientific name (usually in greek) means. I went with scientific, but wasn't sure which one, so here is what I did:
1. Order: Anura (meaning without tail), Family: Hylidae - (dae-new world, hyla-tree frog) Genus: Hyla - (Tree Frog)
2. One of the many ways: eggs are usually deposited on leaves above ponds, where mothers keep them wet by urinating on them. When they hatch, they fall into the water below.
3. Depending on the variety tree frog sizes range from 1/2 inch to 5 inches.
Posted by stormyautumn at 8:56 PM
I kept meaning to post this! There was something pretty magical about knitting my Woolgirl socks on the beach in Jamaica! Young Jamaican waiters kept coming up to me and asking, "Whatcha makin' mon?" I tried to explain about cold winters, sock clubs and the joy of merino ... in the end, they just brought me another rum punch. Ahhhhh...
Finished them on the plane back home.
What does everyone think of the new colorway??? I love the way it looks, but can't imagine wearing it. I'm way too uptight! My 4 and 8 year old sons went wild and they can't wait for them to be made - I believe if I make them smaller, I should have enough to made 2 pair (fingering weight)!
Oh finally for the contest;
I believe Hyla means bark
In water, or just above
Up to 5 inches.
Posted by 2ndsock at 4:47 PM
There seems to be a lot of right answers for these depending on who did the research. :)
I have found that the greek word for Tree Frg is Hyla which means - belonging to the woods.
I have found that most tree frogs lay their eggs in clear jelly egg masses that are the size of a ping pong ball and are laid attached to floating sticks and plants.
and finally, The White-lipped Tree Frog is the world's largest Tree frog and can reach a length of over 13 centimeters (5 inches). Females are larger than males, and the males usually reach only 10 centimetres (4 inches).
Posted by Deb Baker at 8:51 AM
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The Greek word for Tree Frog is Skinos meaning quick and nimble. They lay their eggs on leaves that hang over pools of water, or in tree holes that hold water. That way when the eggs hatch, the babies fall right into water! They grow to be around 4" in length.
Posted by Gina at 7:51 PM
I am answering the questions for the Tree Frog contest - thanks, Andrea Santaga
1) tree frogs are members of the hylidae family, and hyla means tree or belonging to the forest
2) most lay their eggs in several small clusters attached to twigs and stems, above or underneath the water
3) Tree frogs can grow up to a little over 5-6 inches - Cuban tree frogs and Giant Tree Frogs being the largest species
Posted by mamamama at 3:47 PM
I have to do this before I lose the paper!
1. Hyla means to bark but I also found that the species name for the red eye tree frog is callidryas which is derived from the Greek for "Beautiful Tree Nymph" and thought that was so pretty I had to include it!
2. In water
3. more than 4 inches
Posted by Karen O. at 12:55 PM
Friday, June 13, 2008
I thought that I don't have time to knit these before the next package arrives. But thanks to football EM2008 these are now ready (time spent was three and a half matches).
Yarn (sport weight) was a pleasure to knit and the pattern easy to remember.