ATTN: Poecilotheria owner, breeder or dealer.

Brad Smith

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Do any of you think that they will really stop us from keeping our beloved pokies?....I hope not as they are my favorite genus
 

jayefbe

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According to this https://tomsbigspiders.com/2018/08/10/the-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-ruling-on-sri-lankan-poecilotheria-species/
it is still legal to ship Sri Lankan Poecilotheria across state lines as long as no money is exchanging hands.

We should set up a breeding program, where hobbyists trade their mature animals to ensure that they're still being bred in captivity. The interstate commerce ban means that the future of these species in the hobby is at risk. It would be really unfortunate to see them disappear, but if hobbyists are willing to trade their animals to ensure they're bred, and are even willing to give away slings to ensure they're being kept by qualified keepers, I think we can make it work.

I'd volunteer to help start such a group, but I'm just now getting back into the hobby and don't even have any Poecilotheria in my collection yet.
 

sourpatchkid

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We should set up a breeding program, where hobbyists trade their mature animals to ensure that they're still being bred in captivity.
A breeding program is a great idea. I suggest starting off with a google doc of Pokie inventory in the US, for those who are interested in a breeding program. It should have the following minimum entry: timestamp, name and or username, species, amount, age of each female and male... etc. Perhaps there already is one

I'm still new to the hobby and would welcome anyone to add their suggestions
 

SavageCritter

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If that document gets made, it might also be worth mentioning who hatched each T, so you could make at least a vague estimate of how closely related two individuals might be based on where they came from.
 

Russell Gault

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According to this https://tomsbigspiders.com/2018/08/10/the-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-ruling-on-sri-lankan-poecilotheria-species/
it is still legal to ship Sri Lankan Poecilotheria across state lines as long as no money is exchanging hands.

We should set up a breeding program, where hobbyists trade their mature animals to ensure that they're still being bred in captivity. The interstate commerce ban means that the future of these species in the hobby is at risk. It would be really unfortunate to see them disappear, but if hobbyists are willing to trade their animals to ensure they're bred, and are even willing to give away slings to ensure they're being kept by qualified keepers, I think we can make it work.

I'd volunteer to help start such a group, but I'm just now getting back into the hobby and don't even have any Poecilotheria in my collection yet.
Thanks for the info
 
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