Thanks for the input! I do not have a dehydrator, so I guess it's up to the smoker. In the past, I have just seeded the habaneros and left them out. (That's one of the many beauties of Nevada... dry, dry dry.) As far as using gloves, I never do. I will say I have paid for it in the past, but not very often. Since I grew up on hot peppers, I know to be careful. (I probably have downed more hot peppers than any one man should.)
Thanks for the input!