The African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis, is an extremely popular pet and lab animal. It is also one of the few amphibians that will sometimes reproduce “spontaneously” (that is, without being induced by artificial “rain storms” and other such tactics) in captivity. Yet there is precious little available concerning how to breed this frog, or what to do if one is suddenly presented with eggs.
Unlike most amphibians, African Clawed Frogs may reproduce at any time of the year. This adaptation allows them to take advantage of favorable conditions whenever they occur, and is responsible for their ability to thrive as an introduced species in a great many countries. Read More »