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RE: Gloves and beaded lizards

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Posted by: Carmichael at Mon Jan 8 17:11:40 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Carmichael ]  
   

Midwest's Gentle Giant tongs can even be used to pick up or move young beaded lizards; as long as it is done gently, they really don't fuss too much and these tongs work great for many applications. As the other posts stated, loose, leather gloves is the way to go (although I personally feel more comfortable with bare hands, I don't recommend it). Compared to other venomous herps I work with (such as cobras, mambas, etc.), these are far easier to manage and a big reason why I love working with them so much....plus, they are, in my opinion, one of the coolest animals on earth.

Rob Carmichael, Curator
The Wildlife Discovery Center

>>Tongs.com has new gloves (VP-10) that are the strongest they now sell. I don't think they've listed them on the site yet (although it's been a while since I've looked); however, they do have them in their printed catalog. I'm just curious if anyone would trust these things to take the bite of an adult beaded or gila. Thanks for the replies of sand as substrate and any replies on this!
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Rob Carmichael, Curator
The Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm
Lake Forest, IL


   

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