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Re: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
MTS or the curse of Charlie Grimes (he puts them in every fish he passes out
as an extra bonus) they do not like soft acid water.
I have frozen them down to -10 F and the still came back.
Gotta go pick eggs so there will be plenty when you come visit.
as the water changes automatically.
killiman at iquest_net
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Heltzel" <dennis at fishroom_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 11:26 AM
Subject: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
> I removed all the gravel (and most of the MT snails) from a tank and was
> going to just dump the gravel, when it occured to me that they might be
> susceptible to freezing. Has anyone ever tried freezing gravel (easily
> done here this time of year) to kill the snails ? I understand that people
> have tried bleach, but the snails remain in their shells, impervious to
> the bleach. Cold however, would penetrate the shells quite easily. If they
> can survive freezing, then they are obviously a real danger if released
> accidentally, if not, then freezing would be an effective sterilant for
> Dennis in cold Pennsylvania
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