Snails....

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Heydeb
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Snails....

Post by Heydeb » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:19 am

I wonder why no one sells frozen ramshorn, bladder, or mystery snails. Boy, they would make a bundle from people like me who don’t want to deal with breeding my own. They are pigs...lol and so messy. I would love to just buy a bag of frozen with the shell. I have found a bag of frozen snails at a Asian store but they are cooked and no shell.... darn... come on you young people, start a business selling frozen snails with the shell for us old grandma’s :D :D you would make a HUGE bundle..... think about it... zillions of us have puffers that need them.

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Re: Snails....

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:28 am

Agreed!
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Re: Snails....

Post by pufferjw » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:44 pm

I'm not sure if you want an actual answer, but here's why. The cost of labor required to farm invertebrates such as snails, mussels, etc. is about the same per animal, regardless of species. However, when the same quantity of resources is put into each, one snail is less food than one mussel. Because of this, an equal mass of snails would cost producers and thus consumers more, and I doubt that the market would support this when they can purchase mussels (which are very similar) for less. Also, in the event of a hurricane or something, snails could be released and harm an ecosystem.
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Re: Snails....

Post by Heydeb » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Pufferjw, Yes I did really want a answer. And thank you for helping me out. What you said does make sense I really had no idea. The reason I asked is because I did find frozen mud snails except they had no shell and were cooked. (Looked pretty gross to me...lol ) but thank you for taking the time to answer.

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Re: Snails....

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:44 pm

No cooked food for our puffers.
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Re: Snails....

Post by Heydeb » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:28 pm

Thank you pufferpunk, I did know about the cooked food and didn’t buy it. But that is where I got the idea of asking why company’s don’t just sell the shell on frozen non cooked snails. Sure sounds convenient for us puffer owners tho. Just would be nice to get rid of the snail tank... man, those guys are pigs and messy,messy,messy.... lol

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Re: Snails....

Post by pufferjw » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:42 am

Heydeb wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Pufferjw, Yes I did really want a answer. And thank you for helping me out. What you said does make sense I really had no idea. The reason I asked is because I did find frozen mud snails except they had no shell and were cooked. (Looked pretty gross to me...lol ) but thank you for taking the time to answer.
Absolutely, you're welcome. Can your puffers eat clams or are those too big?
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Re: Snails....

Post by Heydeb » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:07 pm

They are to small for clams. I have self replicating cray fish and the puffers love the baby ones. Boy those breed worse than rabbits! And they are fun to watch. But I would rather down size my number of tanks I have to clean. I have 8. Three with puffers. A fahaka in one a couple figure 8’s in another a green spotted in another, huge fancy goldfish in a giant tank and 4 Diamondback terrapins (spotted turtles) then the snails and 2 for the crayfish. I’m 65 and that’s lots of water changes.....lol but hey, I live in Arizona where playing in the water is always fun...

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