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Re: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
most eggs of hardy pond snails will withstand freezing and hatch when
spring comes. Malaysians ???? Maybe
On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 11:26:51 -0500 (EST) "Dennis Heltzel"
<dennis at fishroom_net> writes:
> I removed all the gravel (and most of the MT snails) from a tank and
> going to just dump the gravel, when it occured to me that they might
> susceptible to freezing. Has anyone ever tried freezing gravel
> done here this time of year) to kill the snails ? I understand that
> have tried bleach, but the snails remain in their shells, impervious
> the bleach. Cold however, would penetrate the shells quite easily.
> If they
> can survive freezing, then they are obviously a real danger if
> accidentally, if not, then freezing would be an effective sterilant
> Dennis in cold Pennsylvania
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