prime example of why not to release into the wild

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prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by fr0gle » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:58:36



http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/09/04/snakehead.poison.reut/inde...

"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a group which normally leads
the fight for animal protection issues, said it has no sympathy for
snakeheads and supports the state plan to kill them. "

Shocking!!

fr0glet

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by ViperSpi » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 09:02:04


And here's another news release for those of you into hissing***roaches w/
the same subject intent  as froglet's.

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

Spit

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by Jenn » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 09:51:14


Quote:

> And here's another news release for those of you into hissing***roaches w/
> the same subject intent  as froglet's.

> http://www.moonsgarden.com/

Their main reason for banning them is "they breed quickly"?!  What are
these people smoking?  Madagascar hissers are one of the slowest
breeding species of***roaches in the world.  An estimate of 15-40
offspring per gestation period is more accurate, and if the temperature
is below 75-80 degrees, the birth rate slows, and can stop completely.

I wonder how the climate is in Thailand?  Here in western Washington,
it's highly doubtful they could live in the wild.  Maybe if you took
your roaches out into the temperate rainforest, but it'd still probably
get too cold for survival.

Just my gripe.

Jennifer

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by ViperSpi » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 10:39:34


Actually Jenn, Thailand has a great seasonal environment for these guys with
average temps year-round
ranging from 77 to 86 degrees (77 being the coolest period in December) with
humidity levels that they could thrive in.

The more intelligent proposal would be:

ok, so a few hissers get away and begin breeding and all of a sudden we have
thousands of hissing roaches all over.
we gather them up and ship to areas where people are feeding to lizards and
keeping as pets while generating revenue.
the fact that they sell for $1.20 in there own market tells me there is a
demand. (i bet they have a helluva soup over there)

oh well.....

Spit

Quote:

> Their main reason for banning them is "they breed quickly"?!  What are
> these people smoking?  Madagascar hissers are one of the slowest
> breeding species of***roaches in the world.  An estimate of 15-40
> offspring per gestation period is more accurate, and if the temperature
> is below 75-80 degrees, the birth rate slows, and can stop completely.

> I wonder how the climate is in Thailand?  Here in western Washington,
> it's highly doubtful they could live in the wild.  Maybe if you took
> your roaches out into the temperate rainforest, but it'd still probably
> get too cold for survival.

> Just my gripe.

> Jennifer

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by Snake Whisper » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:34:24


Snakehead fish, right?

later,
Pete
<<<Live by the Golden Rule--Pay it forward>>>
http://community.webtv.net/SnakeBusters/SnakeBusters

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by fr0gle » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 14:43:28


Quote:

> Snakehead fish, right?

No... they're actually people that have snakes on their heads. PETA has no
sympathy for them.

fr0glet

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by Wes Craven » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 17:02:57


http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/09/04/snakehead.poison.reut/inde...

Quote:

> "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a group which normally leads
> the fight for animal protection issues, said it has no sympathy for
> snakeheads and supports the state plan to kill them. "

> Shocking!!

Can't say it shocks me all that much... pther than to see down to earth
behaviour for a change.  Two words: Cane Toad!
 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by Julian Hale » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 18:10:57



Quote:

> > And here's another news release for those of you into hissing
***roaches w/
> > the same subject intent  as froglet's.

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

Quote:

> Their main reason for banning them is "they breed quickly"?!  What are
> these people smoking?  Madagascar hissers are one of the slowest
> breeding species of***roaches in the world.  An estimate of 15-40
> offspring per gestation period is more accurate, and if the temperature
> is below 75-80 degrees, the birth rate slows, and can stop completely.

> I wonder how the climate is in Thailand?  Here in western Washington,
> it's highly doubtful they could live in the wild.  Maybe if you took
> your roaches out into the temperate rainforest, but it'd still probably
> get too cold for survival.

> Just my gripe.

> Jennifer

I agree, i breed them now and get av of 10 per brood, and a slow gestation
cylce too, look at rodents and compare the 2, i know which i would fear the
most ,and the blaberus sp of roach is one of the cleanest not like the
brown, US and German roach.

I have had a few escape but as you say the average house, in the UK anyway
is too cold to breed.

 
 
 

prime example of why not to release into the wild

Post by B » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 00:51:16


Makes sense to me,anything endangering are natural species to the area
should be taken out quickly,as for the hissing roaches i also agrree
with the thai's,.funny this from people who eat fried crickets like
popcorn....Thailand is where one can lose respect for women real fast
lol       B