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Iguana iguana information availability

Post by K. Roge » Sat, 25 Jan 1992 02:10:52



I'm having a hard time deciding if Zero is to be taken seriously or
not.  While there is a fair amount of dubious information on ignauas
(Iguana iguana) in the hobby books, there is tons of stuff in the
scientific literature.  I. iguana is *the* most studied lizard in the
world.  While looking for stuff on my basilisks I personally have seen
at least 2 dozen papers on iguanas.  I shudder to think how much I
could find if I did a search on them alone.

Zero, dozens of PhD herpetologists have been studying iguanas for
decades.  The information is all there.  What creditials do you have
that you can determine which is fact and which is fiction?  You sure
talk as if you know it all; passing judgement upon all printed
literature.  Also, I'm not going to do the literature search for you.
You obviously don't even know what information is already available
beyond a few TFH books.  There are some excellent hobbist books
available, too.

It is extremely rare for me to get this personal in my replies, but
you come on like some tabloid journalist who's hellbent on exposing
all the evil terrible secerets about iguana keeping.  Gimmie a break.
Take a valium and do a little research first before your start
shrieking about all the lies, damn lies and hobbist books on iguana
care.
--
Keith Rogers
Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp.

 
 
 

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Post by Zero Batze » Sat, 25 Jan 1992 11:03:52


You guys are taking this too seriously.  I thought I could come out and be
straight, just talk.  Look, I *KNOW* there are A LOT of iguana books around
and I know that there is A LOT of information ABOUT iguanas around.
Let me be COMPLETELY straight...I've read MANY iguana books.  I HAVE found
MANY contradictions.  I found this a little disconcerting.  I own TWO
iguanas and find them FASCINATING.  I'd like to know MORE.  I thought other
people would like to ALSO.  I thought in the process of collecting data *I*
could satisfy my 'hunger'.  I would also like to know from iguana OWNERS what
experiences they have had, what they have found to work best, and what their
opinions are on certain things.
I don't think you're being FAIR.  What I want to do can also benefit those
of you out there who don't think you know it all and are willing to open
your own eyes to other people opinions (*I* AM!).  When and if I get this
'compendium' done, it is my choice whether I want to share it (which I DO), and
 it is YOUR choice whether you want to read it or not.  If you don't like what
you read, SO BE IT.  I DO NOT intend to write some BIASED article on iguana
care.  If you DON'T want to help, FINE!  At least give me the chance to TRY
and get something done and stop worrying about my motivations!
I don't mean to respond so harshly, but GIVE ME A BREAK!  You KNOW I don't
have any bad intention...so go back and read YOUR messages directed at ME!
Wouldn't you be a LITTLE peturbed as well?
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Post by Kevin Sande » Sun, 26 Jan 1992 05:08:52


Quote:

>You guys are taking this too seriously.  I thought I could come out and be
>straight, just talk.  Look, I *KNOW* there are A LOT of iguana books around
>and I know that there is A LOT of information ABOUT iguanas around.
>Let me be COMPLETELY straight...I've read MANY iguana books.  I HAVE found
>MANY contradictions.  I found this a little disconcerting.  I own TWO

[ lots of stuff deleted ]

Please get your caps lock key fixed, it gives me a headache to read your
messages!

--
Kevin Sanders                  I'm sitting on my SPEED QUEEN.. To me,
NCR/Teradata JDO               it's ENJOYABLE.. I'm WARM.. I'm VIBRATO-
(619) 597-3602                 RY..  -- Zippy

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Tayl » Sun, 26 Jan 1992 04:39:11


Quote:

> *KNOW* ... A LOT... A LOT ...ABOUT ... COMPLETELY... MANY... HAVE
> ... MANY ... TWO ... FASCINATING ... MORE ... ALSO ... OWNERS ... FAIR
> *I* AM! ... DO ... YOUR ... SO BE IT ... DO NOT ... BIASED ... DON'T
> FINE! ... TRY ... GIVE ME A BREAK! ... KNOW ... YOUR ... ME! ... LITTLE
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Zero Z. Batzell     \/  Amiga User.      "NCC-42 U.S.S. HEART OF GOLD"

Okay, Zero.  I say "go ahead, let's see what how it turns out."  Remeber
to cite sources, use disclaimers, and get your Caps Lock key fixed.

BTW, I don't even have an Iguana (yet); I'm just hassling you because
it's fun.  :-)

mdt