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SnailShellBoatman 01-31-2013 12:02 AM

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?

djembekah 01-31-2013 12:09 AM

i just wiggle my snails until they let go :) if you're gentle, he'll be fine!

rexpepper651 01-31-2013 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by djembekah (Post 1413472)
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.

Cole mccallister 01-31-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 1413620)
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

D00dle 02-05-2013 09:57 AM

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.

funkman262 02-05-2013 10:08 AM

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?

InvertPlanet 02-05-2013 11:05 AM

old credit card =)

acitydweller 02-09-2013 10:39 AM

ive been using an old library card.


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