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Old 21st May 2013   #1
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The weather has been bad here. It has been raining cats and dogs. One upside though, I've found a huge amount of worms, snails and slugs yesterday. Slugs are easy to feed, but I have to crack the shell of the snails most of the time. Not all the time though:
Salamandra i. infraimmaculata having a snail - YouTube



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hello

nice video ..

I wanted your advice and others such as snails (organic farming) are for you the most suitable for terrestrial salamanders?

-Helix aspersa
-Helix pomatia
-Eobania vermiculata
-Theobana

I hope in your answers and advice

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I use all indegenous snails I can find where I live, as long as they're small specimen.



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thanks for the reply

I buy them from an organic farm, what do you think of the risks of the mucosa or parasites etc. ..

the shell you break and you take it all?

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There's a risk, but a lot of parasites infecting snails are harmless when it comes to salamanders. Not all of course. Wonder if that risk is eliminated when you get your snails from an organic farm. Eating the snail itself is something salamanders do in the wild as well, so I don't think there's a risk that the animal will harm itself. Just to be sure I only pick little ones which haven't got a hard shell.



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thanks for the info, I am always in search of variability in the diet of my salamanders ...

maybe someone else who has had other experience positive and negative, and passes this post can tell me his opinion.

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Talking about snail parasites: World's Deadliest - Zombie Snails - YouTube



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Great videos! I'll definately have to try feeding snails some time. During the spring and summer we have an over abundance of snails (actually think its an invasive species from Europe). I happen to live on an organic ranch which eliminates any chance of pesticide/fertilizer contamination. Unfortunately I'll have to wait another 5 months for winter to be over...



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Snails snails snails!!!

Why have I never fed my newts snails!?!
I shall try this immediately.




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nice video, although a bit discouraged me .....

I thought to integrate the basic diet consists of:
- Crickets (with calcium)
earthworm-
- (Achroea Grisella) (very very rarely)
with
-Hermetia illucens
-Tebo (Chilecomadia moorei) (not often)
Helix aspersa-lives (from organic farming, bleed, and human food, size small / medium)

What do you think those who have had experiences with quetsi food?

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Talking about snail parasites: World's Deadliest - Zombie Snails - YouTube
Man, Neils, that's spooky! I was expecting the bird to start behaving like in a Hitchcock movie though.



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Default Re: Snails and slugs

hello folks
i am feeding primary earthworms
i don't trust mealworms and i hate and avoid crickets
but i wanted to try out slugs, some slugs and small snails available for me below
Helicarion perfragilis
Parmarion martensi
Laevicaulis alte
Subulina octona
are these safe as feeder food?
how do you breed Slugs?
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The weather has been bad here. It has been raining cats and dogs. One upside though, I've found a huge amount of worms, snails and slugs yesterday. Slugs are easy to feed, but I have to crack the shell of the snails most of the time. Not all the time though:
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