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SlickersGrowthChart by CloverCoin SlickersGrowthChart by CloverCoin
Slickers Growth Chart
❶ The growth cycle begins when a living egg is deposited into the pond nest.

❷ When the egg first hatches it is nothing more than a bulb of a head and tail, this is the Hatchling stage.

❸ This is where the Tadkit stage first begins. After about a month's time the tadkit has begun to grow rounder, more bean shaped to make room for the growing skeleton beneath. Just beginning are tiny little flippers in the front that help the tadkit latch onto weeds and rocks when hiding.

❹ The tadkit has taken another month to finally sprout the beginnings of it's pudgy front legs. These legs help it scamper into tight spots in the rocks and edges to hide from predators like large fish, birds, or other water-happy predators! A shiny extra layer of skin has his hind quarters covered as what looks like to be hind legs growing in it's protective bubble.

❺ Another month has gone by and the hind legs have grown large enough to shed through the protective skin layer, the tadkit uses his webbed toes to paddle everywhere. He is faster than ever scooting around the fresh water bottom.

❻ The tadkit now reluctantly plays in the fresh water, it is growing large enough to be easily seen by predators and does most of it's time eating and hiding. During this month he will focus on feeding and growing those extra toes while testing the surface world. His nostrils are just starting to open up the more he ventures landward.

❼ The last leg of the growth cycle... The tadkit is still very young, but now big and strong enough to pull itself upward onto land with it's wobbly legs. It will take getting use too, but the longer the tadkit stays on land the quicker he will mature. He now has all his toes, darkened markings to help his camouflage, pupils now react to heavy light, and his tail has grown thicker as the fin as grown much smaller. In time the fin itself will dry up and shed itself away, once the fin is completely gone the tadkit is considered and able bodied adult slicker.
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Sillick Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
It kind of looks like toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon"
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CloverCoin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sure why not~
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bree-tree Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
are these an open species?
or is there a way to get one?
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CloverCoin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for my late reply! If you're interested I'd be happy to help make you one. They're 5$ adoption fee but you can custom make them yourself as well! :D
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bree-tree Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
no worries :)
so, whether i'd like you to make one or myself,
the price for one is 5$?

or it is 5$ if i'm asking you to make one for me,
or free if i decide to make one for myself?

just wanted to clear that up :P
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CloverCoin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is completely correct! :D And if you make one up for yourself just give me the ref and I'll give you a little adoptable doodle for it too~<3
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bree-tree Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
lol, which one was correct? the free if i make myself,
or 5$ regardless of who makes? haha.

either way, i think i'd like to get one made for me!
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CloverCoin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's 5$ either way to adopt one. Yes, you can technically draw and design it yourself if you want to, but I require you to give me the reference you made so I can make you an official adoptable sheet of it. So you're paying 5$ for the adoption of the creature.

Or I can design you one either completely made up or with some hints/suggestions you've made for the adoptable creation. Still just 5$ either way!
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bree-tree Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
awesome. well, i do have 5$ ready in my paypal,
is there a form you'd like me to fill out and note you?

i'd obviously love if you'd make me one :)
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CloverCoin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to have you contact me by note telling me you're interested in adopting a Slickers.

Sorry for my late replies - I've been preparing for conventions and on my very last one this season. I will be back home on the 7th-8th of August and I can totally give you a form and make you adoptable as soon as I get back. I hope this is acceptable. <3

In the mean time just think about designs you'd be interested in! They can be other frog colors, or even different animal "themes". People seem to like to mix bird markings and Slickers lately I noticed. But just look at some pictures and def save the ones you like the most to show me when I reply to your note with the form!
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