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Housing a Burmese python with an Indigo...terrible idea...


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Posted by regalringneck on March 19, 2003 at 08:02:24:

In Reply to: Housing a Burmese python with an Indigo? posted by ThaVille on March 18, 2003 at 23:25:05:

well i am an expert & heres why this idea is worth discussion....as an ecologist, I am very out of sync w/ the prevailing dogma here on this forum that captive herps should be actively managed to be gut-sterile (an impossible condition to maintain BTW). The problem here is not that they are different spps. this is actually a gr8t thing to do for guardians as they gain weight w/ this method of display!
The problem is the eons of seperation that have existed for their gut biota to evolve. This is likely a lesser issue w/ CB specimens, but by licking each other & their display cage residues, you cross-contaminate across the oceans & through time. A protozoan/bacteria or virus that might be beneficial to neutral to one genera may cause disease in another that is encoutering it for the first time in history. This is why I use disposable tubs for valuable specimens. This issue is why you should never release captive herps to the wild.

C&B; jg


:I'm no expert, but a few people over at the python forum told me this was OK. I was just wondering what you guys thought about it. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself. This is not a troll attack, but a serious quandry.





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