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Posted by Lester G. Milroy III on June 02, 2002 at 14:49:46:
In Reply to: Oh boy! Does this mean I can feed bees to my HLs? LMAO... posted by loren on June 02, 2002 at 13:13:06:
: ...seriously though, exactly how much critical thinking did you put into this theory of yours, Chuck? I doubt it's based on your actual experiences. If it were, you'd know that while some HLs can live without ants, most(like 90-95%) do not.
: So Brian, this so-called "foremost expert", claims to have success after what?; 5-10% of his HLs lived on a f---ed-up diet? If the success ratio in captivity is much lower than the success ratio in the wild, how can someone claim success?
: If i sound aggressive and agitated in this post it is because of my conviction that your post does a great disservice to the HL community, especially beginners, and the captive HLs themselves. How many idiots are going to read your misconstrued post and stop feeding ants? Most of these people are looking for an excuse to not feed ants anyways.
: Your entitled to fling your anecdotes around on public forums, but at least try to be somewhat responsible. Surely you must know that your 'ants aren't necessary' spiel is at least highly controversial, if not down right false.
: I said it once and I'll probably say it many times more; I'm sure I could live several years on a strict diet of beer and cheescake. Should I go around and tell people they don't need other food items to be healthy and live? Think about it.
:Loren, give Chuck a little slack. He is relating some information that he heard from a presentation. I know Brian McGurty, and have for several years. He does have some credibility, but in the long run of things, has led some folks astray. If people knew the other facts, which I somewhat addressed, they would be more critical. It is a shame though that some people take some presentations as gospel truth instead a small frame of a bigger picture. Science does not proclaim truth, only testable hypothesis. He posted his information on this forum and was provided with a much bigger picture. Now it is for Chuck to make a bigger decision.
I also like your analogy of a diet of beer and cheesecake. I will have to try it sometime. :)
Lester G. Milroy III