Frog Glossary C
Calcium Borogluconate: Used in treatments for hypothermia and milk fever, also frog cramping.
Calcium-Sandoz: Used as a dietary supplement where calcium intake may be inadequate.
Carpet moss: Becoming more scarce, carpet moss is used by Gardeners and Herpers. It is sold in flats or 'sheets' and used to cover the bottom of terrariums and vivariums.
Caudal: Pertaining to the tail of a tadpole.
Cercariae: Cercariae are larval stages of trematode worm-parasites, which emerge from snail intermediate hosts and infect other hosts.
Chytrid: More on Chytrid
Cloaca: The common chamber into which digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems empty and which itself opens to the exterior of the anuran through the vent or anus.
Chitin:A semi-transparent horny substance forming the main component of crustacean and insect exoskeletons.
Clutch: The eggs deposited by a single female during one breeding
Conservation: To conserve or help save, preserve an environment or specie. You can help save frogs if you have a garden spot in your backyard. Click Frogs.org-Gardening for froggy to download a pdf file chock full of information on helping out.
Cranial crest: Cranial relates to the skull. Crest relates to an elevated ridge-like structure seen on many toads and some frogs.
Crepuscular: Being active at dusk or dawn.
Cryptic: Befitting of concealing, in other words, evolutionized to blend in with a particular background in order to camouflage, or hide. This can be accomplished either through body shape or outline, coloration or both.
Cycling: Cycling refers to preparing your frogs for breeding. Going through various steps and routines to induce amplexus. For more on how to cycle your frogs, see Breeding your Frogs.