I've had people inquire on either getting a mate for a previously owned Tokay or wanting to be informed when I have unrelated offspring to one they have already acquired. I give the same warning to each of them about how protective this species is over their offspring and how their former companion will not be interested in handling.
Those familiar with my crew should know Tornado, my biggest male from my second normal breeding pair, and how he has been one of my best handlers from the start. He was the Tokay that sat on the table to be pet when NARBC was held in Houston and was pet/held by people all day including small kids. When paired up with his previous mate, Fujita, he mostly stayed to back of the tank and let her guard the kids. Currently paired with Storm, he has become more protective of his mate and their eggs, as seen here where they were waiting for their tank to be thoroughly cleaned last night.
Now let me point out that I have not directly messed with either Storm nor Tornado since 12/31/11 and Storm has since begun laying eggs, the second pair found only four days ago. I say directly because I have entered the tank to write the dates on each set of eggs and mist them periodically. I pulled these two out, put them in the kritter keeper, cleaned their tank, and paused to weigh them before setting them back in their tank. Tornado showed his disapproval of being removed from his offspring on the way back by latching onto my palm and gouging out two bites by thrashing and half 'death rolling'.
I share this wanting people to understand how defensive this species is to it's offspring currently regardless of background. I say it this way because I am not yet breeding two animals that I have raised from eggs so I do not know if that can make a difference. I merely want to further help people understand the reasoning behind this species' natural behavior that tends to give them a bad reputation.