Yeh some kind of injury could be too possible. All fulicas live togetter now and biggest fulicas are 14cm and 15cm shell length so there could be sometime some accident has happened while I haven't seen what they are up to. Hope he straighten stalk back soon. Now at least stalk can move better and don't stay stuck inside of it's body anymore.
hi can some one help me i think my snails have a eye problem i need some advise what to do , i can no longer see the pupil in there eyes and one seems to be a big white lump , how can i help them there eating fine and iv been bathing them, has anyone had this before i just dont know what iv done wrong ?
I think you made some very good points, but how about a plant extract. I mean you could use water but a proper solvent would be best. Soak the material and then boil the alcohol off. Then leave standing for the rest to evaporate. If you could get a fully non-alcoholic extract or one done in a snail-friendly solvent (if there is such a thing) then the active ingredients would be contained within the liquid and may penetrate the skin.
What do you reckon?
Extract of red shiso, an Asian herb in the mint family, has been used historically as a preservative/stabilizer/carrier in place of alcohol for tinctures and extracts. Unfortunately, there isn't much information out there about it, at least not in English. I have the herb growing at my local community garden, and the slugs and snails there often make a meal of it, so I do believe it's safe.
As for facilitating transdermal absorption, I'd be interested to find out if DMSO could be acquired and used for the purpose.
Well, cucumber is like the all-time favorite snail food, and snails like beer... maybe you could take cucumber, a few of your snail's favorite fruits or veggies, fish flakes, some water, a couple drops of beer, and maybe a drop of that liquid calcium stuff and mix it in a blender and then put a bit of the resulting paste in the habitat on a piece of Styrofoam or something... All I have at the moment is a slug, so can't experiment with snails.
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