Marz...BML is actually Bourbon's Modified Leadbeaters diet
. And it is MORE than just the mix.
When writing this this post, I wasn't actually referring to BML itself. It's acronym name alone distinguishes it from others(though it has had it's fair share of copies itself and still being called BML from those who have changed it). I was actually referring to the mentions of leadbeaters diet
on the net, and people who say are feeding leadbeater's diet
, and finding they are all feeding a different version of the nectar mix and some haven't even contained honey or eggs..two of the main ingredients. As to the rest of the diet
, it's purely a hodge podge of different things. Honestly, it's all very confusing and imagine how that must appear to a newbie.
You must agree so many diets
now have a "mix" portion of their diets
including PML, HPW etc so it would be good to be able to seperate all these diets
from each other in the future before they blend themselves into different variations.
Yes your mention that HPW is also going to be misleading in the future is quite true. People already refer to the Wombaroo High Protein Supplement as HPW even though its actually Wombaroo HPS. I myself have been caught in that trap when people have said HPW is fed in Australia but found out their were only referring to the powder not the actual diet
. Also some people have already started making their own versions of "HPW" with less pollen, less honey etc. Soon there will be modified HPW etc etc.!!
Dancing, you have done the right thing and called your diet
which makes it original and recognisable even though it may contain some ingredients of other diets
, people will see it as yours. I think people should step away from the leadbeater's diet
title as it really is not really valid and can be misleading. That is why I suggest different names to make it all more distinguishing. You aren't going to stop people from making their own modifications and whether any of these mods or in fact any of the diets
, are good or otherwise is beside the point. It's being able to distinguish them which is the key.
If anyone is really interested in feeding a leadbeater's diet
apart from the nectar mix, Des Hackett used to feed bread and tomatoes also as part of his leadbeater's regime!.He was no scientist or nutritionist and it wasn't until the zoo facilities manipulated the leadbeater mix and incorporated it with a full diet
did it become healthy and and nutritious. Healesville Sanctuary last updated it's sugar glider diet
incorporating the artificial nectar mix in 2006 so it is an ongoing thing.
My papertrail on glider diets
leads back to the 1920's. We have certainly come a long way!!