at Mon Jul 28 07:36:46 2008 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by reptoman ]
Not replying to this message per se, but I have often had a concern and some related experiences that makes me think that ants from different areas (states) may carry in their systems micro-flora that say a HL from Arizona doesn't do well on? I have also made it a normal part of my regimen to panacur my HLs as I have found wild caught with nematodes and other various worms. I am not sure of this connection, but I do believe that one should be cognizant of the ants one is feeding his HL, if you live in Arizona and your HL's from Arizona then I would be more comfortable with that then say an Arizona HL in Texas like I do. While I have went through different processes with husbandry issues over the years, I have no actual empirical evidence of this, but I do have a gut feeling based on some of my experiences that indeed there is something to this.....Its like I used to travel in Baja quite a bit doing fishing, and there are certain foods that if you eat them your going to be sick, on the converse some of my Baja native friends will get sick when they come to L.A. and this has to do with the different "bugs"that are native to the areas? And yes I have experienced this first hand :0)....
I guess because its an ant that is a specie a HL eats in the wild, I think that watching your HL and illness may be tied to this possibly.... Again I suspect this but I have no real evidence. It would be interesting to have ant samples from different soils evaluated to see if there are any real significant differences or if an ant is an ant....... Cheers!
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