Hannahraptor

Giant african land snails - looking for a home

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Hi guys

I realise this isn't plant related as such but I have a few lands snail babies available if anyone is interested. I've just finished creating a self managing bio set up for mine. I've got grey tropical woodlice as cleaner critters. Peat or coir can be used as substrate among other things. An old fish tank or vivarium is suitable accommodation. They are reasonably cheap to set up and easy to keep. The eggs can be fed to carnivorous plants (after freezing them for a few hours to humanely neutralise them). Some people also feed the hatchlings to reptiles and fish such as skinks and cichlids. I find them quite therapeutic to watch and have set up a little woodland in their tank, with a few extras (trolls). Sad I know....

Message me if you're interested. There is a small charge of £1.00 each for the snails and postage (UK only). I can provide advice on set up etc.

Photographs below.

Adult size is shown below.

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Edited by Hannahraptor

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I've got the normal just under full palm of hand size outside in the garden. Please, don't let them escape to outside...

They decimate in order of most expensive down to cheaper plants it seems. Haha

Edited by JuanP

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Yep, it’s illegal to release them in the wild. Hence humanely destroying the eggs to avoid accidentally releasing live snails. 

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On 18/12/2017 at 6:37 PM, Kayza1985 said:

Snails not looking great! Any ideas??9c2fefe6c413f5b342fafcb05bf63e08.jpg

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Really sorry only just seen this. He doesn’t look good. I’m guessing he didn’t make it? 

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On 18/12/2017 at 6:37 PM, Kayza1985 said:
On 24/12/2017 at 6:12 PM, Deltatango301 said:

Garlic comes to mind lol

 

Normally I would say that was funny but not in this case. Snails may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they are loved pets to some people and he was in a very bad way.  ☹️

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