Cold blooded critters. Care and maintenance of reptiles and amphibians in laboratory settings. Meet the Critters. Reptiles Crocodilians, Snakes, Lizards & Turtles Amphibians Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, & Sirens. AMPHIBIANS. REPTILES. What can I do?. Husbandry.
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Care and maintenance of reptiles and amphibians in laboratory settings
Crocodilians, Snakes, Lizards & Turtles
Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, & Sirens
Animals inspected throughout the day
New water daily
Enclosures cleaned as needed or by schedule
Feeding as dictated by the species
Temperature and humidity monitored throughout the day
Medications or other procedures as dictated by research project.
Security (keeper and kept)
Be familiar with a species’ needs
Temperature, humidity, food, water, shelter, etc
Be aware of a species’ abilities
Venomous / toxic, jumping, infrared sensing, etc
Be aware of an individual animal's behavioral traits
Ticks, mites, leeches, and worms
Chytrid- attacks the protein keratin
Salmonella, Vibrio, and Red leg
Stargazer’s and many unknown viruses
Snakes, turtles, lizards, and crocodilians
Salamanders, Sirens, Frogs
Working with non-venomous animals
Have a plan !
All tools ready before moving any animal
New container/cage ready to receive animals
Work area cleared of any non- essential material
Plan to recapture escapees
Working with venomous or dangerous animals
Have a detailed, well rehearsed plan !!
All equipment tested and ready for use
Two people to work each project
Escape proof, closed room while moving or handling these animals.
Anti-venom and trained personnel immediately available