kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
click here for TortoiseTown.com  
click here for Nature Zone
25 species of captive-bred tortoises
Click Here for Tortoise Town!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Frog . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - May 25, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - May 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Meyers - May 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - May 26-27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calgary Reptile Expo - May 26-27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - May 30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Oklahoma City - June 02-03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Knoxville - June 02-03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - June 02, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 02, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

parasite question..


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Frog and Toad Forum ]

Posted by EdK on May 10, 2003 at 06:45:44:

In Reply to: parasite question.. posted by ginevive on May 10, 2003 at 05:56:51:

:I had them (as unhatched eggs)in the water from their native pond for the first few days before gradually "weaning" them into tapwater (in my case, unchlorinated.) The water from the vernal pool had some undesired bug larvae, small beetles and even a few weird looking worm things in it. Now they are in sterile water, and doing good. I decided to use the boiled lettuce because it's human-quality and thus should not give the tads parasites, thus they are parasite free? Or could they have been infected possibly before hatching, which seems unlikely. I figured that since I had them since before they hatched, they should be clean?

There are nematode speicies that can pass directly from the parents to the eggs.
Ed



Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Frog and Toad Forum ]