Well in MO they are not represented in the slightest from what I've found and near impossible to get a hold of. My concern wasn't populating MO with them though just a personal frustration lol. Although I do think there's an argument that can be made for supply and demand when we talk about declining species. It's good to know they are well represented though. I remember reading in the last 20 years their population dropped by 80% in the wild and reading up on the crap show that is politics in Madagascar didn't fill me with too much confidence that they would turn it around.There are sooooo many radiateds being produced compared to Egyptians. They're really easy to obtain, and they're really quite common in the wild. If they weren't common, then poachers wouldn't be able to collect 10,000 of them and put them in a house. The reason why they are listed as an endangered species because they are commercially exploitable and people are poaching them left and right, and there is huge POTENTIAL for them to become extinct in the wild if things keep going the way they are going. But in the U.S., they are firmly established, many people are breeding them, and I imagine it's a challenge for some people to sell their offspring because the market is their state only. Egyptians aren't very fecund, very few people are working with them, and they are nearly extirpated in the wild. Of those two, I'd definitely recommend Egyptians. And they're small too!
Still very interesting stuff and I'm loving this feedback thank you so much ill consider all of this as I continue researching