firekeeper38 McCoy

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I've set up a forum for some of the people interested in coordinating genetic importation and exchange for these meat Cavies  PermieCuy@Yahoogroups.com
9 years ago
My contact is with the American University that is working with the University that has restored the breed back up to most of it's ancient weight.  The process of getting the import seems time consuming and a little pricey.  If I were not over-commited elsewhere I would jump on it anyway, since the cost will recoup itself out of selling breeding sets.    Given enough time I would probably also out-cross them to get a giant hairless, since there is no market for GP fur.
9 years ago
Hi All

Did you ever find a super-pig provider?  If not, I have a connection for setting up an import.  I am not ready to do so, so someone who IS immediately interested would be helpful.  As to the whole poop thing.  A lot of species are naturally carpophagous.  More to the point GP poop is essentially similar to fish pellets so some people have taken to hanging their cages over aquaponic fish tanks to create and "easy feed" stack.

Hogs have been used for poop disposal for millenia, since they are omnivorous.  That does create that nasty zoonotic parasite cycle, but they are so notorious for it that even today, when modern practices have almost eliminated that in commercial pork, nobody will eat pork rare.  Still, I would compost human or pig poop with Black Soldier Fly or with some other method that gets rid of the disease vector.  Herbivore poop is more readily usable and both rabbit and guinea pig can be used right on a garden.
9 years ago