Breeding/wild Caught, Snails

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  1. Iguana

    Iguana Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,
    was wondering if anyone breeds/has bred snails for lizard food?
    Under the advice of several people, I am currently using wild caught snails, which have been quarantined for a month, which are then fed to my Pink Tounge Skink. He loves them, but I am anticipating that I will run out very fast, especially since he takes 2 or so every feed.
    Not sure if the garden out back has enough to keep up, plus the quarantine time.
    Has anyone had an success breeding garden snails? Or have any tips on how to do it?
    I've seen some of the snails displaying the mating behavior, but i've yet to find any eggs.
    Any info is appreciated, thanks! :)
     
  2. kittycat17

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    Not sure on breeding them but someone must because you can buy them frozen in packs at my local pet shop...


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  3. westernrocky

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    Believe it or not there is a whole network of semi and professional growers here in Oz, most of them are around the Central Coast of NSW but they generally act as a co-op and market through one person, if you Youtube the snail growers here in OZ its enlightening topic.../www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjIYbZ65LmY WR
     
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    Wokka Active Member APS Veteran

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    Find Agapanthus and you will find snails. Walk the streets and it shouldn't take lang to collect a couple of hundred. No risk if you are quarantining them.
     
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    that's fine in normal weather but it is almost a drought here,I find a few snails in my travels and bring them back here to put in my garden but they quickly disappear.
    I tried to farm them but it only worked for 1 season.
     
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    Good point, will have a look at a couple of petstores to see if they have any.
     
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    Wow I had no idea, mostly for Escargot I suppose. Don't know if'd they'd be willing to ship to VIC, but i'll have a look for some closer. Thanks for sharing the video, what an interesting setup.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! Think there are some by the local basketball courts..
    Will go for a trip tomorrow, hopefully regenerate the supply.
     
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    Best time for snail hunting is during/after rain, I have no idea where they go when it's dry,....I think they must bury themselves in the mulch.
    I found a local agapanthus patch that I raid regulary after heavy rains, never take them all, I seem to have cleared out the first snailey patch I found completely!
     
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    can you give us a name or number mate?
    I'd love to get some for our bluies,they haven't had snail for more than a year
     
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    I remember a while ago someone posted on a Facebook thread that they'd started using canned snails from an Asian market. It was incredibly cheap and effective they claimed. Just food for thought!
     
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    I went hunting for canned snails from Asian Supermarkets but couldn't find any! If anyone knows somewhere in Melbourne that stocks them, I'm all ears because my girl won't eat anything else and I'm slowly running low.....
     
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    What would people be willing to pay for fresh live snails and what quantities would people be after per sale? I have a supplier and can purchase in bulk. I would be able to freight them through Australia Post at the buyers cost.

    Scut.
     
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