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A gratifiying technique for bush snails

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Marni, May 4, 2009.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A friend just told me about this and I gave it a try. It doesn't kill them, but at least it makes them let go of the plant. Submerge an infested plant in a bucket of water, (I was told a minute or two, but it took a little longer for me) and you will find the little critters floating and/or sinking, but no longer on the plant. I used a strainer to scoop them out of the bucket. ¬°Adios mis amigos!

    I was so pleased I had to go out and buy a bottle of wine to celebrate.
     
  2. mini-catts

    mini-catts Member

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    Great idea to snake out the little buggers!
    Pete Lin
     
  3. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    cool! I hate the little f'ers
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I can think of no better reason to go get a bottle of wine.
     
  5. Yug

    Yug Orchid Pest

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    Devils advocate ...

    What about the little buggars that are in a tangled mass of roots so that they neither float nor sink since they are trapped in the mass. You think you have eliminated them, but once the plant is un-drenched they resume happily munching away...:evil:
     
  6. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Good ole Yug...like a ray of sunshine! :D

    Good to see you again, Yug! Whatcha got blooming out there on your island?
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Snail reduction is cause for celebration!
     
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    was the wine to saute them in??
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, just to drink. I don't have a recipe for escargot in a microwave and if I can't cook it in the microwave, it doesn't happen (I do make exceptions for cookies) .;)
     
  10. EdM

    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    I've heard good things about caffine being deadly to snails. Perhaps a few No-Doze in the water would help do the trick?
     
  11. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Wine cuz you've killed a snail or two? I LIKE that! I had a problem with roaches once and dunking the plants made them surface. I'd flick them off the water and the lizards would run around happily snatching them up. It was a fun time. I should have done it with a glass of wine. Hey, I probably did.
     
  12. Alexis

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    Personally, I don't need a reason to buy a bottle of wine. Glad you got rid of some of your bush snails, though. I hate those little turds.
     
  13. Dale

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    Snail murderers. All of you. I trap the little guys and turn them loose in the city park. They're God's creatures, too.
     
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    Liar. I know what you do with bush snails. And it has nothing to do with God.
    :evil:
     
  15. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Good, Alexis. I was going with "Sure you do!"
     
  16. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    LOL!
    "Snail Murderers", says Mr. Mesurol!
    :)
     
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    You go get um Mesurol! Nobody does it better!
     
  18. EdM

    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    I wish I could find a good source for Measurol or Metaldehyde (non grain bait types). It seems like everyone remains "sold-out" or they won't admit, on-line, that they sell it. If someone here can provide links to a web source, I'd be deeply grateful.