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AW: AW: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)



Hi Wright,
I get the point.
Erik

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]Im
> Auftrag von Wright Huntley
> Gesendet: Montag, 6. Januar 2003 19:18
> An: killietalk at aka_org
> Betreff: Re: AW: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
>
>
> Hi Erik,
>
> I, too, have snails in most of my tanks, and for sure in baby-rearing
> containers. They are most useful.
>
> Unfortunately, they can also eat eggs. IME, small ramshorn snails
> will eat
> very freshly-laid eggs before the skin toughens up, but generally
> leave them
> alone later. My guess is that pond snails are a bit worse, but I
> have done
> no controlled experiments.
>
> MTS are, like several other trapdoor snails, very much more
> carnivorous, and
> they will eat killifish eggs at any stage of development. They are
> nocturnal, and particularly adept at stripping a mop overnight.
> If you have
> them in the gravel, pull the mops right after the morning
> spawning effort,
> if you want to save a few eggs.
>
> A saucer with meat (hot-dog, bologna, etc.), removed before dawn
> each day,
> can reduce their numbers to practical levels if you don't want to
> tear the
> tank down as Dennis has done.
>
> Wright
>
> Erik Pfingstner wrote:
> > Hi Dennis,
> >
> > why are these snails a problem? I am happy to have snails in my tanks.
> >
> > Erik
> >
> >
> >>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >>Von: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]Im
> >>Auftrag von Dennis Heltzel
> >>Gesendet: Montag, 6. Januar 2003 17:27
> >>An: killietalk at aka_org
> >>Betreff: 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
> >>MTS.
> >>
> >>Dennis in cold Pennsylvania
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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