Light rains in Aqaba...Time to go herping?

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A few light showers have come here, and I'm just wondering wither or not to go herping. It was two slight drizzles, only a few tiny puddles formed, Is that enough to bring out the two species of toad and two species of tree-frog in my area out? Or do I have to wait until a downpour? If I do, I'll post plenty of pictures, Lemon yellow tree-frog and Middle east tree-frog look beautiful
 

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Rain isn't the only factor to bring out amphibians. A warm front with a lot of moisture will let amphibians know a storm is coming. Even from indoors my salamanders can feel the storm pressure, and they all come out. Small showers have potential to bring out hardy amphibians like toads. I'd assume tree frogs would be out at night after a little rain, but temperature is also another factor. Too hot or too cold and no amphibians will be out.

I'd go herping! If puddles formed then that's definitely a good sign.
 

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Rain isn't the only factor to bring out amphibians. A warm front with a lot of moisture will let amphibians know a storm is coming. Even from indoors my salamanders can feel the storm pressure, and they all come out. Small showers have potential to bring out hardy amphibians like toads. I'd assume tree frogs would be out at night after a little rain, but temperature is also another factor. Too hot or too cold and no amphibians will be out.

I'd go herping! If puddles formed then that's definitely a good sign.

Well It's warm enough outside to where house geckos come out. I'll try to go on the weekend, not only those are on my list, but Elegant geckos and Sinai agamas are something I want to find as well
 
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    Paige1warren: Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything... +1
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