Monday, July 14, 2008

Froggin' Contest

Just have to start off by saying that I absolutely loved this package...ever so clever! I bragged to knitters and non-knitters alike. Trying to make headway toward the toe of my first Froggin' sock...but it is being knit Magic Loop style on size zero Addi's.

And now the answers to the Froggin' contest:
Question #1: What does the Greek word for tree frog mean?
Beautiful tree nymph is the English translation of the Greek word for tree frog, which is callidryas (derived from kallos and dryas).

Question #2: Where do most tree frogs lay their eggs?
Well what I found out was interesting...tree frogs have different breeding habits especially among tropical American species. Some lay their eggs on leaves overhanging water into which the tadpoles fall after hatching. The tadpoles of certain other species are carried from tree to stream on the back of the male frog. And the female of some kinds carries her eggs in a pouch on her back where they hatch and the tadpoles remain until they metamorphose.

Question #3: How large do tree frogs get?
Again depends on the type...can be anywhere from less than 1 inch (the cricket tree frog is right at 1 inch in length) to 4 inches.

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