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Re: Trap Door Snails
Trap door snails (alias infusoria snails) are also known as mystery
snails - its a mystery.
But, in reality , there are lots of theories about that, some
microbiological, some mechanical with the particle size. etc.
I tend to believe it is the particle size of the waste combined with the
partial decomposition occurring as a result of incomplete digestion. The
plant matter passes through these snails pretty fast ending up on the
tank floor in a condition ideally suited to produce infusoria as opposed
to being fully digested.
Kind of like grasses passing through the digestive system of a horse and
ending up as a high-quality fertilizer in a garden.
On Sat, 04 Jan 2003 12:16:04 -0600 Wayne Morrow <cwmorrow at gbronline_com>
> Just out of curiosity, why is their excretement better for infusoria
> than that produced by other snails or fish?
> 1/2/03 8:44:58 PM, gary l meyers <garymeyers at juno_com> wrote:
> >The snail
> >droppings produce tons of infusoria (the snails are sometimes
> >infusoria snails) which tiny fry can chase after and eat.
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