- Dec 21, 2005
Well, I'm sure it's come up before (I wouldn't doubt that something similar to this already exists) but I thought I would post "just incase". There are several well established members of AB who are known for their experience and success in scorpion breeding. Well I thought it would be beneficial to the hobby if they got together and seriously talked about forming some kind of 'Breeders Association' where they openly share rare, endangered, or 'popular' specimens. For example if someone just had a brood of H. swammerdami, instead of selling ALL of them they could divide most of the brood among the most successfull breeders, making what is now an extremely rare species a bit more easily available in just a few years. This could also work well to support the sell of captive bred inverts and help to stop over collection of species like P.imperator. Maybe there could be different 'levels' where less experienced keepers would be responsible for 'producing' two broods of P.imp(no pun) a year or something. This would all be done for the purpous of increasing captive bred and rare species that are ussually over collected or hard to find in the wild, and not to corporatize the hobby or treat these animals like they are a product to manufacture. Anyway, it's kind of a long topic but I thought it would make for some interesting discussion.