Caring for tadpoles is far more complicated than you might think, Two months later, we were down to five from the original ten. I felt like a terrible tadpole killer. (I don't know what the survival rate would be in nature, but I'm sure a good percentage of them do not survive.)
SB took the losses pretty well. At first I was tempted to run to my neighbor's pond and catch more tadpoles so I wouldn't have to tel her about the ones that died and answer her 1,000 questions about it.
But, I decided that was part of the learning process. Also, I was very glad I never let her name them.
We have gotten to see the process of metamorphosis take place. And when SB returned from camp one day last week to find this, it was worth it!
At that point I suggested we release the remaining tadpoles into the pond they had come from and convert the enclosure, so we could focus on caring for the baby frog for a bit.