Humid Microclimates - some actual field data

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Re: Humid Microclimates - some actual field data

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:49 am

Unfortunately, you will find a huge amount of unbelievably misinformed nonsense presented as confidently as Mr. Tony Blair assured everyone that it was "beyond doubt" that Saddam had WMD, especially on various "reptile forums". I once recall someone insisting the G. sulcata also required "85% humidity"! This was on the basis of looking at an averaged regional climatic chart from one of the countries in their range. What they failed to realise was that both G. sulcata and Hingebacks occurred there... but 400 miles apart! One in the desert highlands, one in the humid, tropical lowlands. Hardly any of the people "insisting" such stuff have any field experience at all (in fact, most of them have absolutely none) and have no real knowledge of geography, climate, or animal biology and physiology. But, they do have access to the internet, and are therefore "experts".

Just as the internet has contributed to the availability of high quality information, it has also created a deluge of bizarre nonsense.... garbage that would never have seen the light of day in print.
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