It's been a long time, but finally found a new little tiny snail in one of my moss terrariums and realizing all the soils I have are commercial and likely treated with crap snails do not need. The only substrate I have that I am 100% sure is natural, is pine bark fines. Already sterilized a portion, but do not want to use it if it can harm my new baby. The only coir I have are the pellets with netting, which I am soaking now. Will remove the netting once they expand and use that. I'm so grateful I didn't throw away the calcium powder and have plenty of fresh veggies and some grapes!
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2022 22:15:10 GMT by sparrow: Edit: Sp.
Pine bark needs to be composted first, as uncomplicated pine bark carries a toxins that can kill your snail! So, make sure you take care of that, or find a safe substrate for your snail. So glad you were able to find a little snail friend!
That's what I was afraid of. I didn't like the look of the dark brown tannins in the water and although I like the smell of pine, had a feeling my new little baby would not. For now, I'll stick with the coir pellets (netting removed) and moss.
I can't believe my last post was in 2015, but I've kept a link on my desktop to the forums and check in from time to time to see how everyone's snails are doing!
Post by SuspiciousBagel on Feb 5, 2022 9:24:17 GMT
What a cutie! I would err on the side of caution with the pellets though tbh, I'm not sure where you're located in the UK you can quite easily find blocks of coco coir that are completely untreated because they are made for reptiles. Maybe just stick with the moss until you can get some? Up to you though.
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I have a Cornu Aspersum and an absolutely miniscule cone-shaped snail.. no idea what it is
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Not in the UK and for better or worse, already used the pellets and RR seems to have burrowed in overnight, so only time will tell if it was safe or not. Let's hope for the best...
Was surprised to see RR rasp away at a mushroom piece. Considering they contain all sorts of goodies, was a welcome surprise. Didn't have anything appropriate other than lettuce and raisins, both of which RR partook gladly!
Does anyone know the species? Only coming up with freshwater snails that are similar in appearance. Thanks!
Little Road Runner is refusing to eat anything but mushrooms and iceberg lettuce. Have tried many of the typical snail favorites, sweet potato, romaine, carrots, grapes (sliced), apples, raisins, broccoli, etc... and the only time he comes out of hiding, is when a fresh slice of mushroom is introduced. Crazy little guy prefers iceberg lettuce to the darker varieties and seems to be bypassing the sprinkled calcium.
All hard veggies are sliced with a vegetable peeler and tissue paper thin, stuck to the side of the glass.