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Frog Exchange

Help Improve the Gene Pool for Frogs
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I'm writing this from an English perspecitve, but I'm sure it's equally applicable to many other first world countries...

Lots of people have ponds in their back gardens, and this should be encouraged as many other ponds and lakes and whatnot are being filled to make way for new houses. Garden ponds help conserve the population of friendly frogs and toads.

However, because of roads and various other conditions, these ponds are becoming increasingly independant from one another, and so inbreading is becoming a serious problem in some places - with many mutant species recorded with any number of health problems...

I propose to solve this problem, in places around the country, people with garden ponds (and enthusiasm) take a few of their frogs (no more than about three) to a convention, where they swap with other people with garden ponds... the idea being to keep genes flowing between dangerously independant ponds, to make healthy frogs, which'll help the population as a whole.

LithiumTwo, Aug 28 2004


       Inbreading? Now, if only they came with their own dipping sauce...
Aude Sapere, Aug 28 2004

       My frog is broken - can I have a new one please?
DrCurry, Aug 28 2004

       Pssst. <opens one side of trench coat> Wanna swap some frogs Mac?   

       might not be so much fun but wouldn't swapping tadpoles be easier?
po, Aug 28 2004

       its gene pool not jacuzzi!
po, Aug 28 2004

       2 Fries doesn't know it but we've secretly replaced his regular frogs with our new Folgers frogs. Let's see his reaction. +
sartep, Aug 28 2004

       Mmmm, good to the last lick.   

DesertFox, Aug 28 2004

       The more I think about this idea, the more I like it. The only catch is that all the bachelor(ette)s should be thoroughly tested for parasites before any exchanges are made. [+]
Aude Sapere, Aug 28 2004

       Is this more like wife swapping for frogs? Or amphibian mail-order-mates? Chuckles [+].
Voltmeter, Aug 28 2004

       This convention could have its own frog leg appetizers...
destructionism, Aug 28 2004

       ... and who'll kiss the prince contest.
FarmerJohn, Aug 28 2004

       lol - not me...
po, Aug 28 2004

       Nice to look at, Icky to hold, Frogs need more humping, Or so I've been told.
wagster, Aug 28 2004

       sgf seeks sgm from different pond. No toads.
Worldgineer, Aug 28 2004

       If you're into frogs I guess this idea is, um...I don't really know.
Machiavelli, Aug 28 2004

       Simply declare frog swap day to be January the 2nd at noon on the SE corner of State Street and Main Avenue in your town, your state, your country.
popbottle, Feb 25 2015

       [LithiumTwo] obtained a user account and posted this idea on the same day.   

       There were no other annotations or ideas by the user, and the interweb shows no apparent use of that user name in the expected manners.   

normzone, Feb 25 2015

       // January the 2nd //   

       In your planet's northern hemisphere, climatic conditions and the hibernatory habits of frogs would militate against them being easily accessible; and even if, with no small effort, accessed, would by and large not survive the experience.   

       So you'd just end up with a quantity of dead frogs, which is not quite what the original idea proposes.   

       A date nearer midsummer than midwinter would offer a better prospect of success.   

8th of 7, Feb 25 2015

AusCan531, Feb 25 2015

       Much liked idea [+] Would they be marched to their new location?
xenzag, Feb 25 2015

       Yes, but a lot of them might croak on the way, and many others would decide to escape and hop it.
8th of 7, Feb 25 2015


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