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Snail Infestations and Solutions to Eliminating them: Discussion thread

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by rocker92, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. rocker92

    rocker92 Shine On You Crazy Diamond

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    Snail Infestations and Solutions to Eliminating them: Discussion thread

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    great thread lupin!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the article Lupin, good info.
     
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    thanks lupin, this is a very common question and it looks to me like you covered all the bases. How do we go about getting this stickied? This question will surely be asked time and again.

    edit: oh hey, how about mentioning the inverted bottle top trap in the Baiting Section?
     
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    great article , very useful information, thank you
     
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    Thank you, all the information I was looking for.
     
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    Kashta Always Niko's fault.....

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    That's a wonderful write-up, Lupin. Thanks for posting such a great resource for us as a handy reference when others ask about this.
     
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    LOL..Ask Rachel or she'll be mad at me for using up another sticky space. The treatment sticky was bad enough not getting much responses which was why I stickied it in the first place to avoid being buried under hundreds of threads.:grinno:

    I tried that trap with my loaches and ended up trapping the rams though.:lipssealedsmilie: PM me the details or post it here please, Pik as I haven't tried one for the snails.lol
     
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    Bottle Top Trap

    sure thing lupin.

    Take a water bottle, remove the cap, and off with its head right where the bottle begins to taper.
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    Trim so that there is a snug fit when you turn the top upside down and shove it into the bottle.
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    Stick bait inside like a veggie or a delicious pellet, add some gravel or a plant weight to weigh down the trap, and place it in the tank on its side. Wait overnight and it should become Hotel Snailifornia - snails check in but they don't check out :eek3:
     
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    Please post all discussion pertaining to THIS article in this thread.
     
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    YAY. This article was certainly in demand.

    My tank is full of MTS, but I only see them when I gravel vac or hit the lights at night. I say, let em stay in the tank as long as they aren't hurting anything.
     
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    i tried this one in my cherry tank to get out tons of ponds, the next morning all i caught was my shrimp,...lol snail aint stupid, at least mine arn't:confused:
     
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    yea so far my best to rid snails has been cucuber, I put in a pc at night, then when I get up , I grab the whole thing snails & all and toss it . it works good if you put it in a small comtainer too, that way you dont loose the snails that jump off, just use a plant weight and tie to veggie with string, I went and bought rid -a -snail ~~ WHAT A MESS!!!! it killed my loach, 4 fish , and ALL the snails cam e back double !!!!! so that does NOT work . the veggie slice woeks great just have to stay on top of it for a long time to rid alot . zuchini works great too, I cut it kinda thick so they will stay on it till I get back .....hehe ~~~~
     
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    This entire thread and what it is disscussing is a crime. You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Snails are people too and deserve your respect and love not your hate you evil snail haters.....

    Signed
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    PS. We declare that snails no longer be called snails. We declare they be renamed Water Bunnies and if you don't agree we will stomp our foot really hard and throw a tissy fit.
     
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    Water Bunnies,.
    you ain't kiddin, those buggers multiply like energizer bunnies
     
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    They aren't hurting anything but some idiots find a way to blame the snails anyway.
     
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    They are hurting me. My cherry shrimp tank was taken over by them. Ever since I started removing them, I've been able to cut my water changes in half. Its amazing how much waste they produce. My back feels a lot better since i do half as many water changes now.
     
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    What about salt? I was manually removing them and putting them into a salt/water mix. Maybe it's not as nice and simply crushing them but it appeared to work for all those pesky pond snails that snagged a ride on some of my water sprites.
     
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    i tired this and i caught one of my catfish. i think it still holds a grudge aginst me!!!
     
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    helpful
     
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    We do this with 2 liter bottles to catch minnows for fishing. works good for that.
     

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