TimStout said:Just read on another board that there are more shipments of pumilo due in. Has anyone heard about this? and what is the status of that first shipment?
steelcube said:I'd say if you know how to master culturing FFs without additional chemicals, you are as good as anybody in keeping pumilios or other rare frogs.
Well, that and how to deal with sick frogs (ie:know how to give proper med).
I think people tend to complicate things, it's really not all that hard.
CITES is a procedural difficulty that has been around in this hobby even when pumilio were $30 each. Sure, numbers ebb and flow as quotas change. That will always be a problem. However, if there are legitimate farms that stand to make a profit by export without harming WC populations, they will find a way to ameliorate the quotas through political action. Capitalism has a habit of making things happen. It's just a matter of time.The ReturnOfJ105 said:HI,
As far as I know there have been no U.S. shipments to the public. It is not a matter of what the Panamanian farmers or anyone involved in the hobby would like to happen. CITES regulates EXACTLY how many frogs will leave the country per year and EXACTLY what species will leave. As far as the F+W issue goes, I very much doubt that there will ever be an iron large enough for the task.
Why not? How about because less experienced people "took a shot" at keeping blue jeans pumilio back when they were $30 each. Where are they now?steelcube said:... so why not the less experienced ones take a shot at them?? Less experienced doesn't mean that they are idiots and don't know how to buy a springtails culture.