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Re: Aph. breeding approach (was Membership info for Cathy)
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like any inspiring Guy. I assume he's based in Holland, have to see if we can get him over to Blighty for the convention!
William Vannerson wrote:
> >>...could you giveus a brief account of what this guy was saying, or was he just an enthusiastic orator?<<
> Jaap has been visiting Camroon for 35 years. He has been instrumental in assisting the early killifish leaders, names such as Scheel and Wildekamp, by provide new killies and collecting information. But what I think may be an even largr contribution, is the documentation of habitat and the effect change has on that habitat and the killies that are found there.
> We often focus on how to keep and breed killies in the aquarium. But we spend too litle time truly understanding the animal itself. I have always personaly enjoyed learning a bit of background on a new fish I bring into my fishroom. But Jaap's presentation took me to a new level of understanding. His descriptions were very detailed in contast to the broad brush strokes we usually come to understand.
> For example, it is easy to find information on the main geographical regions of Caaroon. You can also find information on seasons, annual rainfall and temperatures. But Japp collected data and made obsevarions at the collection site level. He noted the above data points in the biotopes of different killies. And he noted which killies lived in thos biotopes. And he did this year after year.
> Most collectors will make extensive notes on the collection site, which is excellent. But it's only a snapshot, a moment in time when they collected the specimine. That only provides a small window to view how killies live in the wild. Jaap's observations chain a series of those snapshots into a movie.
> Most enlightening.
> Jap wrote a paper about his observations and theories. The DKG convinced him to translate it from his native Dutch into German and issued it as a special edition of their journal. They also converted it into HTL format and placed it on their web site. The URL is:
> Unfortunately, I can't read German. :-( I would love to fins an English translation.
> Bill Vannerson
> McHenry, IL
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