The rubber surgeon looking gloves? I read that they can get corn starch on them, the corn starch is so that the glove come off and on easy. Anyway, I don't think the corn starch is good for them. Thanks for the info man :grin:
The ideal is to not touch them at all. Picking them up with a container of some sort is preferable. The oils in our hands, residue from soaps/creams, etc are a potential danger for their permeable skin, not to mention the fact that our body temperature is lethal to them so prolonged exposure to body heat can result in death (not usually a problem if you are dipping your hands in cold water, but something to definitely consider).
Latex gloves should be avoided and powdered ones are a definite NO since they cause mortality.
Like Dawn has said, if you must handle an amphibian you need to make sure your hands are thoroughly rinsed, wet and that you minimize the surface and the time of contact. But really, no contact is definitely preferable.
Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
Hi Delaney. Can you be more specific? There are lots of reasons for cloudy water, such as substrate getting kicked up, water hardness, etc. if you don’t have hard water and it doesn’t settle then I’d do a water change and see if that helps.
Hey guys... Hope you all keeping well... I have 4 fire belly newts and one looks very bloated... I have seperate him and moved him to his own enclosure so he can get better hopefully but I don't have a filter in this specific enclosure. Please can you guys advise if I need to get him one or whether I can leave it? I have read a lot of articles that say they prefer still water and I can change his water frequently keeping it clean. Please advise