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    Sexing Pacman frog?

    I dont know if anyone can help me out here, but I appreciate any insight. Most frog forums I've looked at arent very active...

    Anyway, I bought a teeny ornate pacman frog almost 3 weeks ago. It was about the size of a quarter. And right now it's a little over 3 inches long, and almost that long across. Actually, it's a little disturbing how fast the frog has grown..

    On a daily basis, it will easily consume 1-2 whole nightcrawlers, as well as a single freshly molted superworm, and 1-2 fish (smelts). I've dusted with calcium each meal, and also supplement with multivitamins. The 5 gallon tank is a toasty 82-86 degrees.

    Anyway, I was wondering if the massive growth in such a short span of time could indicate that it's a female. My boyfriend has a male, and it took his about 8 months to reach 3 inches (adult size). I don't know the age, as I bought the frog from Petco, but I cant imagine that it was more than 2 months old.. I currently see no nuptial pads, nor have I heard it call. The head is also the same size as the body.

    Is it still too early to tell? I really do hope it's a female (I've been calling it Tallulah). But I'm interested in any input there was to offer. Just curious.

    Thanks!
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    Not much of a pacman crowd?

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    Re: Sexing Pacman frog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomethepossum View Post
    Not much of a pacman crowd?
    I don't use any specific technique. I just compare them to each other. Males sort of sit-up with a more angular body shape and females spread out like frog pancakes...

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    Re: Sexing Pacman frog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    I don't use any specific technique. I just compare them to each other. Males sort of sit-up with a more angular body shape and females spread out like frog pancakes...

    If I knew how to post a picture here, I would..

    But if we go by shape, mine looks like the green pacman in that image. I only bought her a month ago and she's almost 3.5 inches long.

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    Re: Sexing Pacman frog?

    I normally help out with these kinds of things but I do not have a Pacman frog so I cannot help you. I'm sorry but you can search on Google for some possible answers or maybe it will lead you to somewhere else that you can find your answer.

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    Re: Sexing Pacman frog?

    How to Post Photos Link:
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    Sounds like you have a female. Here is one of my 7 year old males. It took him 1 year to reach 3 inches, and after 6 more years he is about 3.5 inches now.

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    Re: Sexing Pacman frog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
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    Sounds like you have a female. Here is one of my 7 year old males. It took him 1 year to reach 3 inches, and after 6 more years he is about 3.5 inches now.

    It was giving me problems uploading other pics. Images were too big, but here she is:



    The first pic was less than an hour after bringing her home. The second is about a week later.

    As of now, she's well over 3 inches. No nuptial pads, or calling.

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    This pic was taken around the time of the second image posted above. This was about 2 weeks ago, when she was slightly under 3 inches.



    With what you've said about the speed of growth, maybe it's safe to lean towards female
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