Bucket-O-Babies

Posted 2010.02.13 12.15 in Aquaria

After some procrastination and mixed emotions, I finally went and re-homed a bunch of my baby snails. The local fish store (LFS) had said they’d take them if they were bigger than nickle-sized. So I made a handy plastic jig with a 20mm slot in it, and any snail who couldn’t fit through the slot was big enough.

It took about an hour, rooting around the big tank almost up to my shoulders, trying to find and scoop out all the snailies who seemed big enough. Then test them with the jig, then separate out the ones who were going to the LFS from the ones I was keeping.

In the end, I had a bucket-o-babies ready to go. Well not a bucket as such. A really big tupperware, with a wet towel at the bottom, and a mass of snailies ontop:

In total there’s eighty-three of the little slimers in there, ranging from 20mm to 30mm in size. About a third of them are ‘Ivory’, the rest are ‘Golden’.

And now all of them are in the hands of the LFS, waiting to find new homes.

I hope they find good homes, with people who will look after them and give them happy lives.

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