Red-eyed leaf frog

Outside Boa’s home, a male Agalychnis callidryas has set up territory in an ornamental plant hanging over a swimming pool. It calls each evening and is regularly successful in procuring some eggs.  Here’s a few photos of him and his fertilized eggs.  The development of the tadpoles are in various stages – once the tadpoles use up all the yolk in their eggs, they will escape the egg and fall into the pool below the leaf that they are attached to.  Unfortunately, there is no water in the pool, but Boa try to rear them in buckets around the house (inadvertently breeding mosquitoes too…).  Ants also prey on the developing eggs too.

Agalychnis callidryas

Agalychnis callidryas

Agalychnis callidryas eggs
Well developed larvae. Most of these had dropped two days after this photo was taken.
Two separately laid batches of eggs sit side by side.  There are ants preying on the more developed eggs.
Two separately laid batches of eggs sit side by side. There are ants preying on the more developed eggs.

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