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Kind of a weird question but are snails bad in the viv? I found one this morning cruising the glass.
 
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I've heard they can munch on eggs....

Ive seen an odd one or two in one of my vivs, haven't noticed any ill effects.

But I haven't had eggs yet either.


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Tad is correct, they will munch on eggs....
I have lost count of the number of developing imitator eggs, that have been eaten by snails.
 

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Hmm, my (guys/gals) are 2 mo. old so no need to worry about eggs, yet. But if I see more then one then they're outa there. Thanks guys, I kinda remember hearing that snails did that.
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I would highly recommend you destroy any snails you find in your terrarium. If you don't, they will multiply faster than rabbits, then it is impossible to destroy them all. Just my thoughts on them. Just watch how fast they multiply in a fish tank, and you will understand how fast a community of snails can develop. GOod luck,

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They are not asexual, but they ARE hermaphrodites. Every single snail can mate and lay eggs, and they lay a LOT of eggs. Get rid of them ASAP, or you will never keep them under control.
 

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Most of the terrestrial types of snails will actually eat your plants as well....just another reason to get rid of them.

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It's Outta There~!! Thanks
 

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Most of the terrestrial types of snails will actually eat your plants as well....just another reason to get rid of them.

Justin
Yeah, I had a really nice Macodes petola that is all but decimated by the @$#&%#@ snails that rode in on it. :evil:
 

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I had a fellow frogger here in Colorado tell me his way of getting rid of any snails in his vivariums. He said that he puts a small shallow dish of some sort with some honey in it in the snail infested tanks. He thought that he only had a few snails and he said by morning that he was stunned with the amount of snails that were covering the honey! I haven't tried this out yet, but it's a thought! I have also noticed some snails munching on my vent eggs before. :evil:

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I guess I lucked out, I had one little tiny snail that was in one of my vivs that came from the moss. I just left it alone. It got bigger and occassionally I saw it. Now I don't see it any more. Must have died. Now I can't say as though I'm sorry seeing what damage they cause.

My mother has snails out the wazoo in her garden. My 8 yr old daughter and I are always picking around finding the shells and pulling out the snails and/or washing them up. I use them as decorations in my terrariums. Just the shells, no live ones go into the terrariums anymore. Now I always get asked.....IS THAT REAL?

I have a bunch of empty ones left if anyone wants them, they are kinda neat to mount air plants on, just silicone them with the opening out and tuck the base of the plant in the opening with some moss to hold it in place. :) I'll find a use for anything..
 
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