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My students collected and brought to school several gulf coast toads over the fall semester. I have taken them home in an attempt to hibernate/brumate them, as we would love to host a successful breeding this spring here in South Texas.

The 5 toads are being housed in a 40 gallon long tank with plenty of space to burrow and hide. I fed them very well until it began to get below 40F outside, when I stopped feeding and moved the tank to a room in our house that is usually pretty cool (probably low 60s) and turned the light off. The tank is next to a window, so I'm hoping the natural light cycles will help them decide to slow down.

The toads dug down and hid for a few weeks, but now they're back up, huddling together, and looking at me! They've been this way for a couple days now. We still have another month of "winter," if you can call it that in Texas. Should I continue to withhold food and warm temps?



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This website may help, look at the texas toads and the Great pLains toads sections(click "english", then "species"), which have similar biology.

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Really comprehensive information there, Chris--thanks for that. We'll start small and slow.



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Good luck! I cannot help but smile and laugh at the visual of a bunch of little toads, huddled together and staring at you with big, black eyes. That must have gotten a bit of a laugh out of you!



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No need to visualize--here they are in living color!

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