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post #261 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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I can vouch for indestructible a bit. The ones i just put in, were maybe in the bag from the LFS for 10 days, with a hunk of cucmber that had been in there a week. I'd completely forgot/foregone them

but There in the tank now, moving and burrowing

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post #262 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 09:26 PM
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Ah! I guess I have the acute bladder snails, I learn something new every day ;)
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post #263 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 09:47 PM
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Rather unlikely...though if you actually wanted them, this is the time they probably would freeze.

There was an article on MLS in Amazonas a couple issues back that was quite interesting. I think Mary Bailey was the author, but I might be mixing things. Anyway, she said that these snails are almost indestructible. They have been known by her to survive freezing in buckets of gravel outside in the winter that froze solid, they have survived total drying out, and even extreme heat.
I have quite a few books by Mary Baily - she pairs up with Gina Sandford on a few books that I read quite often. I really like her writing style. She gets the info across in a nice conversational way that I have no trouble understanding :)

I really do believe in the indestructible nature of MTS - regardless of who wrote the article! I have no heat in my basement, and it's been around 11f here. Did a water change and there was some sand left in the bucket, being lazy, I left it to dry (easier to dust out that way). I ALWAYS check for snails, but I suppose this time. . . I forgot, or perhaps I missed a few. The bucket was down there for a full week - no water, the sand may have been damp, close to frozen if it WAS wet, but certainty dry when I went down again. When I went to get it for my next water change, I was shocked to see the little trail-marks of forgotten snails! There were 4 of them. All closed up. . . I thought they were goners, but put them in a pail of water to be sure. Sure enough. . . not one hour passed and ALL FOUR were up and at 'em!

Amazing creatures. . . absolutley astounding!

Just let me know, Jen. It only takes 3 days to ship from here to where you are :)

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Ah! I guess I have the acute bladder snails, I learn something new every day ;)
Me too. I've been calling them pond snails forever but, the biggest I've ever had was about 1/2 inch.

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post #265 of 308 Old 01-28-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure what I've got in my snail tank atm. I've been to 2 lfs and taken the snails out of their plant tanks and put them in. They are around 1/4 inch now but seem time be breeding already as I'm sure the numbers have gone up. Will have to see how big the biggest ones that won't be fed to the puffers get.

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post #266 of 308 Old 01-29-2013, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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New feeding video. Nothing overly new, but some nice bahaviour with all 5 of them in and surrounding the pipette
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Very cool. The tank looks great.

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Thanks FM. it's so interesting to see the plants really taking off, the first of the hygrophila polysperma is about to break the surface

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post #269 of 308 Old 01-29-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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new vid AND pics today Its a good day!
These are of the lil fatties munching away!









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post #270 of 308 Old 01-29-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ooooh, and one more

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