................When a snail dies : (

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by costa510, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. costa510

    costa510 Guest

    GOD I HATE WHEN THEY DO! Why is it that they die? And why do they leave like an Ecto-plasma?
     
  2. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Mostly due to starvation.
     
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    ...an anglefish gets their wings.
     
  4. h20player101

    h20player101 Guest

    I seem to remember reading about a predator that when it attacks snails & eats them, will leave the ecto-plasma like evidence...maybe a bristle worm...Leslie???
     
  5. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    The "ecto-plasma" is hemolymph, it is slimy stuff and bacteria loves to colonize it. One thing that people do that can harm gastropods is to pull them from whatever surface they are on when transporting them, if the foot tears then they have a tough time clotting, it can also trigger predation from fish that would not normally be attracted to a snail as a food item. As well as that can cause a bacterial infection. Your best bet when picking up snails is to molst them and force them to close their trap door before moving them.
     
  6. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    Oh really now? :O
     
  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Yep, try it sometime, you'll get all giddy :D
     
  8. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    I like giddy!
     
  9. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    One thing to remember with snails is, they are under your command, so if they are cleaning an area ad nauseum and not taking care of another, you need to physically remove them and place them in the offending area, using the molestation trick ensures you're not going to harm the snail.

    Another trick is to super glue fishing line to the snails shell and tie the snail to a rock so they only clean one area ;)
     
  10. h20player101

    h20player101 Guest

    Genius with the fishing line. I want to try this though...

    http://savasplace.com/build-your-very-own-fly-powered-plane/
     
  11. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    But it takes 6 hours when you take your snail out for a walk.
     
  12. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


    Thats better than sticking a twig up a horse flies butt and watching it fly toward the sun :D
     
  13. costa510

    costa510 Guest

    HAHAHA, you guys always make me laugh. I woke up this mornig and it was dead I didnt touch it.......... damn them thats the 2nd one in 3 months, stupid nasty slim.The angle I didnt kill gomer, haha I took him back to the fish store and got a big rock with GSP all over it. thanks guys no to find the snail killer.


    OH and I forgot, i fund a slug tiny little guy on my glass let me post the pic of him kind weird looking.
     
  14. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    I seem to remember an article from Dr. Ron Shimek and the fragility of certain internal structures and the damage done through rapid salinity changes (Shipping, WCs, water additions/top offs, etc...). The damage is not fatal but severely shortens the life expectancy.... You can prolly find it on RC if interested.....

    -Gregory
     
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Regarding acclimation, gastropods are very sensitive to osmotic shock and need to be slowly acclimated.
     
  16. costa510

    costa510 Guest

    maybe? I did my water change on sunday.
     
  17. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    The nephridia get damaged.

    Would be like if someone exploded your kidneys.
     
  18. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    Ah! I thought it was renal issue but wasn't positive.

    -Gregory
     
  19. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    I have a snail graveyard under my MP20. Good thing they keep reproducing.
     
  20. ryanjiang

    ryanjiang Guest

    What a good way to utilize the snails, will try it.
     

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