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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 
> 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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