I have used my turtles & permitted touching (RES) when I have antibacterial no-wash hand gel with me. My corns are a big hit also as they are very used to handling so don't go 'fast'. I have 2 young children at home so all my critters are very used to children. I take the animals that I know are ready by 'practicing' with my kids & a few friends at home first. This prepares the critters & helps avoid stress. I have only gone to elementary schools (up to grade 6). These ages love bugs so a scorp or spider is a big hit even with no touch. Hope this helps you decide. Dar.
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