- Aug 8, 2020
I wear glasses so I think I have some sort of protection for the eyes. Never want to feel them on my eyesAgreed. I was the person who handled my stirmis molt and then rubbed my eyelid. Felt like a loose hair across my eye and I would forget and "brush it away", causing my eye to water slightly. Lasted a few days to a week. If i remember correctly, my eyelid looked a little puffy but not red or irritated.
Definitely varies between people and HOW they are applied, for lack of a better word. I am in no way downplaying them! Having hairs kicked at you would likely be a different story from having a few strays in an eyelid.
My recommendation: rather than not keeping a species, just use gloves, use long handled tongs, and always use caution.