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post #1 of 8 Old 01-30-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
Do I Just Yank Him Off Or What?

This may sound like a silly question, but how do you remove a snail from the side of your tank?. I'm testing some new food with him, but I need to separate him from the rest of the populace and he's proving rather uncooperative. He clams up and holds on to the glass for dear life if I touch him obviously, but I don't want to pull too hard lest I injure him. Does anyone have a work around on this problem, short of waiting around for the snail to leave when he feels like it?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-30-2013, 11:09 PM
i just wiggle my snails until they let go :) if you're gentle, he'll be fine!
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-31-2013, 04:15 AM
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i just wiggle my snails until they let go :) if you're gentle, he'll be fine!
lol exactly! i had to do this the other night when my snail decided it wanted to hangout on the filter outlet causing an annoying water splashing noise that woke me up.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-31-2013, 06:58 AM
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lol exactly! i had to do this the other night when my snail decided it wanted to hangout on the filter outlet causing an annoying water splashing noise that woke me up.
I also have tanks in my room but i found that you etheir tempt with a piece of food or make snail slither on my hand by putting my hand in crawling path or scare them and they fall to bottem if you touch the flesh just touch not press hard
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-05-2013, 08:57 AM
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I laughed when I read this. I was wondering the same thing the other night :)

When I'm trying to move my snails, I've found that I can wiggle them a bit side to side, then slide them up or down and they let go.

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-05-2013, 09:08 AM
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Okay, listen carefully because I'm going to tell you a heavily guarded trade secret used by us snail wranglers for many centuries. Oh wait, before I continue, do you own an ocarina?
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-05-2013, 10:05 AM
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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ive been using an old library card.
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