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Re: Re:Species Maintenance (was mixing locations)
Catherine I love your enthusiasm about sp. maintenance most of use felt
that way once .I will contact you in 5 years about the walkeri gh-2.If you
still have them . or to find out if your still in the hobby.????
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From: <schmidtcarney at ecr_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2000 8:00 AM
Subject: Re:Species Maintenance (was mixing locations)
> KI>I think Bill V. is right to "stir the pot", this is the most
> KI>thread in a while, and the one that gets to the heart of the AKA.
> Most definitely. One of the basic tenets of the AKA that gets drummed
> into newbies heads (along with the code of ethics) is: "thou shalt not
> mix locations."
> In the best of worlds, if we make proper use of our maintenance
> KI>committees, a breeder working with a particular species can, from
> KI>researching the archives of these committees, find other breeders who
> KI>have a more recent arrival from the same location to prevent excess
> KI>inbreeding in his stock.
> This comes back to communications among breeders and having access to
> information. I think that we will find the Internet and killietalk
> useful for this, as well as the JAKA CD-ROM project. I would have no
> idea if two different collection codes were the same location without
> access to more knowledgeable people on this list or JAKA or both....
> KI>I tend to try to keep populations of the old Roloffia group, and based
> KI>where these guys come from, Sierra Leone in
> KI>particular, it is uncertain there will be any collecting in these areas
> KI>quite a while,some of the locations may have even been destroyed. As
> KI>are small groups of fish, it is possible somebody may have the last of
> KI>species location in their tank right now. When it is lost, its probably
> Which is why we MUST, as responsible breeders, take it upon ourselves to
> MAINTAIN species rather than simply keeping them. Even if each AKA
> member only commits to work with one species, we can still make a pretty
> big dent in the ones that are "at risk." Nor does this project need to
> take gobs of tanks and space--the WAL GH2 project has 4 breeders right
> now, and each of us probably has less than a dozen tanks and other
> containers (shoeboxes, ice cream buckets, etc) dedicated to it. In an
> ideal world, we would have more, I suppose....Personally, I would far
> rather have fewer species and know that I was maintaining them
> Just my 2 cents.
> where snowy Ohio doesn't seem so bad after hearing about Buffalo
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