i use silk plants for my snails. and like you a bought some off ebay, the only downside i found with mine was that due to parts of them being pastic the silk would come off the plastic, leaving me with silk individual leaves which were useful somtimes. in some cases the metal support started to rust if it became slightly exposed. however that would be after quite a long time of use (over a year). I didn't have a mildew problem but i may just be lucky i did wash them a few times with hot water, which likely encouraged the silk separating from the plastic, aswell as the tank humidity encouraging this. on the whole i recommend them.
Thanks Muddy I may put a few in the snail tanks then. I have some plastic ones in there but more would look nice
I have spiderplants on top of some of the snail tanks, they act as weights for the lids to stop the snails escaping. Well I unwittingly trapped a leaf in the lid yesterday and today I found it had been eaten
Hey, everyone! It's been a while since I posted, but I've been itching to get my new ten gallon set up for when my snails come out of hibernation (or I wake them up, tee-hee!).
I just got back from getting their plants at the nursery, and I picked up a couple air plants while I was there. Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) take all their water from moisture in the air, so I figured the regular misting would be perfect for them. Does anyone know if they're toxic for snails? I would appreciate the feedback, because if they aren't I've found a great play structure for the babies! Thanks!
Does anyone know if the Kalanchoe plant is safe or not to use in snail habitats???
Kalanchoes are plants that belong to the succulent Crassulaceae family. The plants are characterized by thick, succulent leaves. The one I have been given is a double flowering version.
I have just set up a large propagator habitat for our three Fulicas, who are each an inch and a half big. I have planted spider plants in there at the mo and just wanted to know if this plant can also go in the new tank.
Glitter Sniffer i would suggest you go to the range because they have am aquarium part and there is bark, branches artifical rocks and artifical plants and some large bushes that you can cut and separate into smaller once where hachlings usualy hide hope i helped
Post by glittersniffer on Mar 13, 2011 11:44:54 GMT
We actually have that close enough to here. There was loads of large beautiful bromeliads in homebase and i got two a yellow and red. Thoroughly cleaned it and then got too worried i hadn't got everything off it.
Hey everyone, I wanted to update on the air plants I got. If you have small land snails, I HIGHLY recommend picking up at least one of these for your tank. They're pretty, super low-maintenance, don't need to be rooted in the substrate (so you can move them around easily and even take them out for play time!), and my snails absolutely love them. The babies especially loved crawling from leaf to leaf and rasping on them. They look frail but are actually pretty sturdy; the babies chewed on one for hours without it taking any significant damage. They're pretty cheap, too. I really couldn't be more pleased with them.
I am involved in hydroponics, which is incredibly simple, easy to implement and increases growth in plants faster. My point is, a simple hydroponic system is a pvc pipe or tube, with a hole cut in it, in which you tightly fit a basket with the plant. the plant is of course fed by the nutrient solution. my point in this is, if done properly, I imagine you could be growing edible plant life outside the tank, lettuce surely, spincah/etc, as you grow it inside the tank and they have a edible source all the time, right? if so, is the pvc a problem does anyone think?
I started my terrarium project with planting plants to small "pots". "Pots" are some "gift" what I got when I bought 4bottles of cocacola. Some picnic packet of small plactic cups holds like 1dl liquid. One is just cute champagne glass.
I did those plants so that Helix species would not be able to bury in pots and lay eggs. It's just old mesh fabric mosquito mess that I cut big pieces shoved to mugs and compressed peat tightly with plants. And closed "packet" with sewing yarn really snuggly. I think when I put those in tank I cover pieces of moss those part where you can see the fabric it would look more natural.
I used here some mess fabric so roots can get air and water nicely.