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Old 10-01-2012, 05:02 PM
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If you handle them with wet hands, it shouldn't be too much of a problem, if you handle them with dry hands it is a problem for sure. Exactly for the reason you mentioned, protective slime that keeps away fungal and bacterial infections.

It's probably best if they aren't handled directly at all, but I imagine minimal handling is not too detrimental. Just my opinion, I know some will say never handle at all, but from talking to biologists I work with i hage concluded tgat some wet handling is ok.
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