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Can someone shed some light on how this process works? More and more companies are selling 'farmed' auratus and some pumilio. Who is exporting all of these frogs? How many people are actually importing them? I am looking for some general knowledge on the process as well as number of farms, locations, etc. Any information would be helpful.

I have noticed a lot of the companies getting these animals are not dart frog specialists or even people that know much about them. Do the larger reptile importers have excusive access to the exporters? What type of costs are involved in this process?

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Well, I have continued my research. I contacted a variety of company’s and individuals selling WC and farm raised auratus and pumilio. Not a lot of good information there. These people are quick to put each other down and unwilling to give up any solid information on their importers or how the process works. I also found out that none of them treat or really quarantine or examine their imports. Unfortunately the bottom line seems to be the main concern in all of these cases. I understand turning a profit is essential but ethics should play a larger role when dealing with living creatures. I would like to see more imported darts come in but not by larger reptile companies with lots of money to throw at them. I would pay higher prices to know who was handling my animals. Hopefully all of the new darts people received will thrive. If Glenn truly quarantined and treated his animals then he is about the only one I can find. That extra effort could make all the difference for the hobby.

-Richard
 
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