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post #1 of 5 Old 01-05-2009, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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well last night thought my snail was dead so i asked people on here well now he is back in his shell but he did not move from his spot does this mean he is a live but sick or is that what they do after being dead for so long i just really dont want to have to have a snail memorial and him still being a live so can someone help me before i make a horrible mistake and kill my snail but there isn't much battery left on my computer and i have to finish a presentation for tomorrow so i have to get this done super fast can you help me?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-05-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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i really need to get back to my work can any one help me or what
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-05-2009, 06:41 PM
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Can't you leave the snail where he is until someone with the info gets back to you? If you pick the snail up do you notice a bad smell? That's the only way I'd know to figure out if it was dead or not. My Malaysian trumpet snails stay *closed* for very long periods of time....

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-05-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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yes there is a smell but last night i thought he was dead because he was upside down and he was sticking out of his shell so we left him go for the night after flipping him back over the way he was suppose to and let him go and to day he was back in his shell so what does it mean if they smell bad
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-05-2009, 07:17 PM
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What species is your snail? Snails can lay dormant for hours and even days if stressed by environmental changes. The only possible way to tell whether a snail is dead or not, is by sniffing it. A dead snail smells very terrible. Leave your snail alone to adjust to its tank.

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