- Jun 17, 2007
Do you even know how many wild caught specimens where imported in the US only? Before I purchased my very first wild caught female one importer had over 400 of them in stock. Than I found out from another importer that had over 300 of them as well. It makes me wonder when this wild caught specimens were first imported on how many total were brought in.If you breed WC strictly with WC you're just doing what has already been done in the past all over again. It would make more sense to add genetic diversity to the CB specimens. Traits get homogenized due to CB nature - but inputting WC genetics would make them again more diverse and add more WC dominant alleles that "CB/WC spiderlings" would display.
Just me alone have 20 females in different sizes. And purchasing more of them.
How many females were/are available to purchase and different bloodlines? How many mature/immature males as well? I wonder just in the US on how many different bloodlines there is. How many gravid females dropped a sac and had succesful offsprings in captivity? How many more import is there going to be?
Than what about the Germans and Canadian importing this species in large numbers as well.
So my point is this species came in large quantities compare to back in the 80's 90's or what ever decade is that they where imported.
I have no control what gets imported that's why we have rules, regulations and government to control those issues. I can't sit here and assume/worry that this species where imported legally or illegally. Our government is far more stricter than other countries and that's there job to pursue any wrong doing.
Mating/breeding wild caught to wild caught I'm definetly 100 percent not against it. The captive born specimens to me I'll let other people go nuts over them. Not interested in them specially what hobbiest has done to them through the years of hybreeding them. I'll keep my specimens as long as I can for my own enjoyment as well as any offsprings I produce that I wish to keep.