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Posted by GyrFalcon on May 01, 2003 at 19:32:45:
In Reply to: You're absolutely right. posted by Antegy on May 01, 2003 at 06:53:39:
Either biomagnification, or bio-accumulation, both mean the same thing. It's the reason why peregrine falcons took such a downfall in the 70's. (accumulation of DDT in their bodies, from ingesting animals that had already ingested the bugs that had ddt on them. Caused them to die off)
An eagle died pretty recently because an irresponsible vet clinic euthanized a kitty, threw it in a dumpster, and a bald eagle came along (being an opportunistic feeder) ate part of the kitty, and dropped dead in the dumpster next to the half eaten kitty. =(
I think you are fine with rodent pro, though. You would have heard if people's snakes were dropping after eating rodents from them...
:I should ask first - which is why I am asking. Of course, I probably should have asked even before I placed the order. So, I'm a day late and a dollar short on that one. But at least I'm making the effort. Biomagnification? That makes sense (and I like learning new terms). Then, I can't imagine that anyone would use sodium pentothal - that would be so expensive.
:Thanks very much,
::Blood from the nose can be significant of a few things. CO2 suffocation can cause it, as well as trauma. If you aren't sure about how your feeder is killed, ASK!!!! Especially ask before you feed to your snake. CO2 is okay, but if an animal is euthanized by something like sodium pentothal, this can accumulate in the snakes body, killing it. (this is called bio-magnification, by the way) Again, if you are unsure, make sure that you do ask before you feed... =)
:::Is what I want to know. Does anyone know for sure how they put down thier feeder rats? I just got a shipment, which included some guinea pigs. Many of them, rats and pigs alike, looked as if they suffered some degree of trauma, as evidenced by the small amounts of blood I noticed around the noses.
:::If anyone has any information I'd very much appreciate knowing. I want to be sure that I'm only buying from a company that humanely puts down thier feeder animals.