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agent A

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hey all
my Deroplatys lobata laid another ooth, but a grasshopper ate into it a bit, exposing a few eggs
should I coat that area with some liquid bandage or nail polish or something to protect it??
 

stacywhite75

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I wouldn't use anything especially something that has chemicals in it. I would think the chemicals would poison and burn up the eggs. Just let that part dry out and hopefully it will heal itself.
 

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I don't know if there is anything you can put on the ooth without endangering the eggs. You may just need to leave it be.
 

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I’m sure this happens in the wild and the ooth is not a total loss. There’s probably structure in between individual eggs that protects the undamaged ones. I can’t imagine a protective layer would do any harm. The damaged eggs are a loss anyway, and I don’t see the solution flowing into viable areas of the ooth.
 

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Liquid bandage seems like a safe option. I might be inclined to take a little paint brush and dab some white glue on the damaged areas. It’s too viscous to flow into the ooth. Fairly non-toxic too.
 

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