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RE: monitor suitable substrate

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Posted by: tectovaranus at Mon Jul 15 21:54:09 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tectovaranus ]  
   

I get that FR introduced you to this type of husbandry and I applaud that, it's great that he is promoting and adding to the data/history.
You stated that gosh, golly, gee, it's a wonder that nobody else came up with this over the years, I simply pointed out that your perception was in error.
But there is a broader reason why I bring up this dangerous lack of history in the story told here.
There is a long and storied history of hardworking men who worked all of their lives to promote these exact concepts, when it is purported that just one man has originated all of these ideas because he is some manner of lone wolf or rebel going against the tide of ignorance it's a bit nauseating when the truth is that he is really just one more in a lineage of neglected visionary's continuing this work.
Again I applaud the work FR has done and I do give credit where due, but if it is ignorance and the stupidity of the "full page advertisers" that we're up against, then isn't it is a horse of a different color to promote ideas with respectable pedigree, a continuation of hard work done over centuries, growing and maturing with each passing generation Vs. this one "odd man out" just happened to figure it out, and now he's sticking his finger in your chest telling you to get with it...lot easier to dismiss one "crackpot" vs 100 years of knowledge and hard work.
Plus, it's just kind of fun and interesting to learn the history of what we do, at least for me.

Yes, I'm the dumerils dude, I also work with several other species of varanids and have worked on and off with rudicollis for years, will be again soon.
Ben




   

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