Thread: The invasion has begun
11-04-2009, 10:52 AM #1
The invasion has begun
I woke up to find my dogs barking at something.. and lo and behold.. I found a giant African land snail in my yard. This is an invasive species that multiplies like rabbits on speed. They are extremely destructive to plants. I live in central Trinidad and the fact that they have gotten this far inland from their point of introduction is very very bad. I would rather deal with a snail infestation in my tank anyday.
11-04-2009, 12:09 PM #2
Could you put something in reference to them next time? They look huge but i'd love to know relative to what.
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11-04-2009, 02:03 PM #3
11-04-2009, 02:09 PM #4
That looks big and ugly! lol
That thing does look huge.Do they lay eggs in large clutches like an apple snail does?Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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11-04-2009, 02:11 PM #5
Clown loach food! lol30g - Planted - need to do some serious rethinking
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11-04-2009, 02:24 PM #6
Heheh.. I put it in a jar and dropped it off at the Ministry of Agriculture. They are gonna send someone over to spray my yard for eggs. I have put too much effort into my garden to lose it to a buncha snails. If it comes to that, I've got a 9 iron, and an acre of empty land.
11-04-2009, 02:28 PM #7
Bottle them up and sell them as live fish food...
Might as well make the best of a bad situation and making some money out of it isn't a bad thing either! lolAngel breeder wanna-be
11-04-2009, 04:46 PM #8
talk about a snack for your loaches.
yeah those things are monsters.
could always just get some salt and make big circle around your yard...I know it works to keep slugs out of dog food....
Though your neighbors may think you are some crazy voodoo witch doctor...Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
11-04-2009, 07:26 PM #9
They're nice looking...not colourful, but a nice shape. Too bad they're a pest.
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11-04-2009, 08:14 PM #10
He's kinda cute. You should have kept him and named him Slimey. You could put him on a leash and take him for walks. Or you could have put him in the tank with your 6 foot pleco.Originally Posted by i_am_511