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Friend or Foe?

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by bruceb, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. bruceb

    bruceb New Member

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    How about a little quiz? Found this guy in the greenhouse, good or bad guy? For scale those are 4" pots. I know what it is do you?
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  2. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I feel silly saying this but is it just a hermit crab?
     
  3. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    It sure would help a lot knowing where you are... I have a local snail that is purty like yours, but doesn't do any orchid damage. If you're in SFl, I'd say it's the guy I know (can't remember his name right now;) but if you're somewhere else, I haven't a clue.
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Dunno what it is, but I'd bet $5 my dog would eat it.
     
  5. bruceb

    bruceb New Member

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    I live in central florida and the snail is native to the southeast, no hermit crabs are involved. BTW Amazon has a children's book about the life of this snail.
     
  6. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

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    snails eat vegetation so i would crush the life out of him rapidly...ask questions later....
     
  7. joelin

    joelin I hate bush snails

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    Clifford the big red Snail?
     
  8. LynneTyson

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    Kill it!
     
  9. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    Send it to France, they'll know what to do with it:D
     
  10. bruceb

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    Jean whatever

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    I get them all the time. I believe they cane in with imported orchids.
    I kill them.
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  12. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Well, it looks like you ought to leave them be, Jean. I would have squashed them, too. I never knew there were predator snails. I don't have any of these, but wish I did. I'm going to have to put out some snail bait very soon:<
     
  13. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    what do they eat when they are not eating other snails?
     
  14. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Baby rabbits, Forrest.
     
  15. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    oh man. I need a few of those. I have a serious baby rabbit problem in my gh.
     
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    bruceb New Member

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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Thanks Bruce. Per your link, they're not legal in my county. Poop. They'd be appreciated here for sure. I wonder what ecosystem they'd muck up here...
     
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