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RE: Correcting some misinformation....1

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Posted by: caracal at Thu Jun 12 20:16:22 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caracal ]  
   

Well, like I said I agree we must do our best to provide their needs and help ensure the process is as smooth as possible. I think we all agree that it is probably beneficial for the health of the snakes

I also relate to the idea that it might have something to do with the eggbinding, though I'm not convinced that it's as simple as just the size of the eggs. My only female this year to retain an egg was the quickest to pop them out and all seemed smooth but one egg didn't descend with the others.
I personally think there are other variables that are causing the eggbinding that we just don't know about.
Your hypothesis is very reasonable, but I don't believe we have enough organized data to convert the theories into scientific facts and that is exactly why the choice of words and the way ideas are expressed is relevant.
We can all make suggestions and formulate opinions, but till we can back up our opinions with data, we shouldn't aggressively be ramming ideas down other people's throats and even when we do we probably shouldn't
Like I said, I have had a very high success rate for hatching, but I wouldn't rush to draw conclusions, because it would require comparing hundreds of clutches and attempting to isolate one variable at a time.
I remember Rich Fife describing to me how he worked with one of the universities to determine how significant UV bulbs and calcium supplements were for turtles' shells.
It was amazing the disparity between the way the average herp guy would talk about it with an absolute assuredness that he was right and the way the scientists approached it by comparing groups of 100 hatchlings to see which theories really held out.
Till we do that, it's all speculation.(important speculation


   

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