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Zebra Trapdoor Snails

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  1. tortadise

    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Zebra Trapdoor Snails. Does anybody know anything about these guys? I put some in my fish pond this spring, Well they flourished. They are HUGE, breeding, loving life. However Can these guys stay in the pond over winter or do I need to bring them in with the razor back musk when it starts to get colder in a few months?
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    No what you need to do, is to send them to me when your cold weather hits. :D Actually I have no idea. I did look them up and learned that trapdoors don't do the egg cluster thing. They sound neat. So where is the picture so we can ooooh and ahhhh over them?
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    HAHA send them to you. NE gets super cold. When does the weather start turning cold for you up there anyways?

    They are neat, they keep the algea under control in the pond.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    What I have found is that they can be housed in the pond over cold winters. I have no personal experience with them though.
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    Didn't specify "Zebra", but check this out. The little ones come from Japan and the big ones come from Iowa. Apparently, they can handle the cold weather just fine because the don't stick a snorkel up and breathe cold air. This also means that if their pond freezes over, they don't drown.
    http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Bug, Snails, Trapdoor.htm
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Hey thats cool. I will see what happens this winter to them.
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    :D That's one of the sites I read. I wonder where in Iowa they come from. Larry do you know?
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Well didnt get any photos of the snails, But heres the pond and the lilly is blooming.
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Oh yeah. its bloomed once before this year. They look fake.

    SO Where have you been mrs.jacqui????????????????? Planting plants? :D
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    Actually yes, among other things. :D
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Me too. I tell yah though I am taking a break from any construction on my buildings today, so maybe thats why Im going TFO reply crazy. :D Hows the cactus doing?
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    Not dead.... yet. :D
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    :D ha. They shouldnt die. You know what your doing;)
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    I can kill a cactus like you would not believe. :D
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    No way. How? They are super easy.
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    I have the magic touch. :cool:
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Or too much water. Hmmmm maybe aphids up where your at?
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    I have never saw an aphid on a cactus. Do they actually go for them?
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    I dunno. :D maybe. I do know theyre are certain bugs that utilize a simbiotic relationship with succulents. They look like styrofoam. You can use dawn dish soap and water and wipe them off.
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