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Triops Cancriformis protected species UK
Topic Started: Feb 6 2012, 01:02 PM (3,129 Views)
triopsman
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LilGreenPuffer
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Okay, my idea.
Thanks, triopsman. Folks, please be careful and apply for a license if you wish to trade these eggs! And of course, it goes without saying that you need to leave protected species in their natural environment alone and ALWAYS obtain eggs from another source.

And by the way, if you know that someone is obtaining their eggs from a protected source, I would suggest that you do report them. We need to help protect wild triops!
"...Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him or her... Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away." --Gandhi

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Have: T. longicaudatus (regular*, Black Beauty*, gonochoric), T. granarius*, T. canciformis (regular, red/albino/Japanese, Bavarian), T. australiensis (regular, green, silver/Queensland), T. newberryi*, T. mauritanicus, clam shrimp, fairy shrimp (red-tailed, spiny-tailed), seed shrimp
(* = successfully hatched and raised to adulthood)
Want: T. canciformis simplex (those blue ones), T. canciformis green type, Lepidurus, giant T. granarius (so-called T. numidicus), beaver-tailed fairy shrimp
For sale: nothing ATM
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TriopsBeginner
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T. Cancs
Maybe if you get a load of people to get up to scotland and throw a load of eggs into pools that have no t. cancs then they will slowly become less endangered ^^

You never know :)
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v369
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absolutly not
ack, TB, no..., that could create much genitic pollution....if you need an explaination of why pm me and i will be happy to explain in detail.
i do invasive exotic removal and habitat restoration here in the us. many a well wisher has inadvertantly made a mess of unique genitacly distinct wild populations of native critters by releasing simmilar/same things from other geographical loctions.

and that sucks mark, best of luck to you as i know you have been muy responsible in your endevor to educate and responsibily bring triops to many of us vp geeks over the past few years.
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MONARCHD
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It's like finding a needle in a stack of needles
Unless you set up a fish tank in your back yard and waited for a triops egg to blow into it, all triops we raise originally came from their wild habitat. I know this for a fact because Don has asked me for a sample from a pond near my house. (fairy shrimp, not triops) The differences is that every time I swap or sell eggs I'm not grabbing more from that puddle. I took a pinch of dry earth from the side home in a dime bag, hatched three fairy shrimp, and now I have more eggs in my tank than I know what to do with.

I do agree we shouldn't be devastating their natural habitats. Almost any species can be acquired through fellow enthusiasts(love you all), websites, and universities. They only need to be taken from their lovely mud puddles once! :D
T. longicaudatus green/ T. longicaudatus marbled/ T. longicaudatus black beauty/ T. longicaudatus gonochoric/ T. cancriformis/ T. albino cancriformis/ T. granarius/ L. cryptus/ T. mauritanicus
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Paleone
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Larva
I'm currently awaiting an email response from Natural England to a second enquiry but when I have all the relevant information regarding owning T. Cancriformis and selling their eggs I will share it here.
Raising Canc's.
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Paleone
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The second email is slow in coming but the 1st did confirm that no license is needed, but under NO circumstances should they (both adults and eggs) ever be allowed to escape or be released into the wild if you keep them in the UK as domestic stock may carry their own unique bacteria and interfere with the local ecosystem.
And if you wished to sell any eggs on, you would have to specifically advertise them as non-UK-native stock.
Raising Canc's.
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