Right, but, wouldn't a FR animal imported from Costa Rica go through the same "scratching up" as a WC frog during the importation process?I think most would assume a CB animal to be nice and clean with no scratches in the colored areas, WC animals tend to be scratched up a bit by the time they arrive or at least a % do. That's why I like to go through imports, to find those that look like they could have been CB, where the colored areas are nice and clean.
Now FR vs WC vs CB, we all know there are varying degrees of how these terms are interpreted. I think most people assume FR frogs out of Costa Rica would be like our CB frogs in tanks, obviously this is not the case but are they also "farming" in the manner of Panamanians (but in much smaller numbers), I would say that is definitely possible.
I guess I can see that perhaps the WC frogs might get a little more roughed up during capture and transport to whatever sort and packing facility, but I doubt there is enough of a difference that the person who I originally questioned could tell the difference.
Once they're packed in those tiny deli cups and shipped here is when they endure the most stress and physical abuse.
There is certainly a difference in the CB vs WC or FR.
Basically I think that comment was a thinly veiled attempt to rehash the debate about wether or not these frogs are FR or WC. That's a fine debate to have BTW.