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Re: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
I put a tarp down in the back yard and put the gravel with the snails on it
and left it there for three years. I rinsed it off in a bucket and brought
it in and put it in brand new tanks and the snails were there in no time.
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: "Catherine Carney" <schmidtcarney at ecr_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: Getting rid of MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
> I've got some "infested" gravel that's spending the winter outside in a
> bucket in an effort to kill the little monsters. I'll let you know in the
> spring if anything survives.
> in snowy (but not like upstate NY) Ohio
> > 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
> > have tried bleach, but the snails remain in their shells, impervious to
> > the bleach. Cold however, would penetrate the shells quite easily. If
> > can survive freezing, then they are obviously a real danger if released
> > accidentally, if not, then freezing would be an effective sterilant for
> > MTS.
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