Tamodine E is an iodophore disinfectant, it is suitable for general purpose vivarium disinfection
Tamodine E is used in veterinary surgeries, hospitals, schools, catering establishments, shops, and other public and industrial premises as a general purpose disinfectant. It has the benefit of having a built-in colour-marker, which means the user can see where they have treated, and also when they have washed it off.
In a made up solution for dips, washes, footbaths etc it loses its colour when it becomes inactive. Walls, floors and other surfaces: Wash with a solution of 45ml in 10 litres of water. Use 90ml in 10 litres of water for porous or heavily soiled surfaces.
Dishes, utensils, snake hooks etc: Wash in a solution of 30-45ml in 10 litres of warm water. For sanitising rinse only, immerse for at least two minutes in a solution of 15ml in 10 litres of water.
In animal accommodation or on dishes wipe off, or rinse off the Tamodine-E after cleaning before use.
Some American zoos wash down new animal acquisitions in 0.05% iodophor, this would be quite useful for shops and collections.
It can be made up by putting 0.5ml Tamodine-E in 1 litre of water. DO NOT USE THIS FOR AMPHIBIA AS THEY CAN ABSORB CHEMICALS THROUGH THEIR SKINS AND IT MAY HARM THEM.
Thursday 08 March 2018
It looks to be warming up next week (12th-16th March).