It was silly to think that after all the research you’d done that I could have found so quickly a breeder in-state that you missed. I still hope that you can find an opportunity to breed him!Yes I have. They bought them from someone out of state before the ban. No adult females...
I’d take hundreds of “have you tried this person” posts if only just one of them would on out . I appreciate itIt was silly to think that after all the research you’d done that I could have found so quickly a breeder in-state that you missed. I still hope that you can find an opportunity to breed him!
I'm self employed (not in the T industry, sadly) but I certainly understand the business mindset. However, I personally believe that if we, as hobbyists, are expected to put some of our focus on these species' survival, that the business owners and breeders profiting off this industry should want to do so as well.Hobbiests should definitely be focused on the survival of these species in the hobby, but to ask any business (in any industry) to give up their profit for the cause is pretty pointless. Would you give up your paycheck that you buy your groceries with for the cause?
It is possible. However there are a lot several problems with this. The main one being USFW considers the gene pool of our spiders to be impure (and they're probably right). Although if a species does go extinct in the wild they have worked with impure bloodlines in the past. The second problem would be finding suitable habitat to release them in. Habitat loss is the main problem these species face. The third problem would finding the money and manpower (and interest, these are spiders we're talking about, not pandas) to gather them up, ship them back, and reintroduce them.Is it possible to reintroduce the tarantulas in the hobby back into the wild if somehow some species went extinct?
I don't want to read forever, but I'm assuming now all pokies are affected in the US?All species are now listed on CITES and not just the handful of species from Sri Lanka. The proposal has been accepted as of August 26, 2019
79. Comments on proposal CoP18 Prop. 49 by Sri Lanka and the United States of America to include all species of arboreal and ornamental tarantulas in the genus Poecilotheria in Appendix II (submitted by India) CoP18 Inf. 79 Prop. 49 English 18/08/2019
I believe an importer also has to acquire a special permit and pay additional fees to import CITES species into the US.https://www.cites.org/eng/disc/how.php
Would appear export is the only thing really affected, unless the US has some sort of additional caveat for CITES imports.
As an addendum, I wonder if this will put off the other species listed in the original
petition from being put under the ESA.