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Old 17-03-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Newbie ABC Apple Snail Keeping

Hi,

If u r interested in keeping apple snails pls go to the below link. One of the most informative site for apple snails.

Hope u love apple snails too!!!

http://www.applesnail.net/
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, I got apple snails for more than a year, trying to breed them but to no available, any success stories to share?
just gather a few apple snail 2 gether, e apple snail lay eggs on top of tanks, like wat rahl has described.

a bunch of white stuff at e edge of ur tank above water level, tat is e eggs. it takes ard 2 weeks for e eggs 2 hatch.

mayb wat u had is either both male or both female tat y no result... so far tik there is a way 2 differ male or female..

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Old 14-05-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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my goodness... those are Escargots, better known as Garden Snails.. If u think Apple Snails are the ones that are served in restaurants. i don think u will see tons of apple snails in our reservoirs.. they will all be harvested and makaned or sold!!.. hHAHAHa... big Joke man...
hey before you ridicule that bro further for providing us with interesting information. The following was taken from www.applesnail.net:

"In the 1980's, the genus Pomacea (like Pomacea canaliculata) was introduced in Taiwan to start an escargot industry. Such food culture can provided protein for the local population, especially useful for the farmers, who primary live on a rice diet, low in proteins. However, the snails didn't become a culinary success. It also became quickly clear that the imported species were able to transfer the Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm) parasite just like the native apple snail population (Pila). This parasite spends a part of its life cycle in apple snails and can infect humans when the snail isn't cooked long enough before consumption. Instead of becoming a food source they escaped, and became a serious pest, posing a real threat to the rice production and the environment. During the 1980's the introduced snails rapidly spread to Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, southern China, Japan and the Philippines and there are indications that they are currently invading Australia. Nevertheless, apple snails are considered a delicacy in several regions and they are often sold in Oriental markets for consumption."

Well, so as you can see, apple snails are eaten as escargot too. I'm personally not too sure, but i think "escargot" is a culinary dish(judging from how www.applesnail.net used that word), and not a species of snail as you think they are. You said "those are Escargots, better known as Garden Snails..", which implies that you think escargot is a species. Hope this helps clear the confusion. no hard feelings yea?
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just gather a few apple snail 2 gether, e apple snail lay eggs on top of tanks, like wat rahl has described.

a bunch of white stuff at e edge of ur tank above water level, tat is e eggs. it takes ard 2 weeks for e eggs 2 hatch.

mayb wat u had is either both male or both female tat y no result... so far tik there is a way 2 differ male or female..

Cheers..
erm.... snails are all hermaphrodites, which means that they are both male and female( they have both male and female sex organs) but they still require another snail to fertilize each other...
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Golden apple snails are sold as japanese conch in restaurants.
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erm.... snails are all hermaphrodites, which means that they are both male and female( they have both male and female sex organs) but they still require another snail to fertilize each other...
Not all snails are hermaphrodites. The apple snail is one good example. There is a guide on how to tell the gender on the website provided.
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