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I want your snails

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by eliza on August 16, 2006 04:12 PM
I am a high school science teacher and have been searching everywhere for live garden snails. I know they are a problem most places but we don't have them here. I have tried ordering them but science supply places no longer carry them and I have even tried buying them from french restaurants but I have been unsuccessful. My only hope is to ask any of you if you can pick them out of your garden and ship them to me. I of course will pay for them and also the shipping. I need them by next week, as that's when school starts! snails may be a pest but since they are hermaphrodites, students like learning about them and they are fun to observe. thank you!
by Longy on August 16, 2006 11:41 PM
My best suggestion is plant some lettuces. The snails will find you.

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by afgreyparrot on August 17, 2006 01:23 AM
I have plenty of pond snails, but no garden snails.

Now, if you want some slugs I can sure hook you up!

Welcome to the forum, eliza! [wavey]

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by weezie13 on August 17, 2006 01:51 PM
Or get some dead and half dead dying stuff
from your garden..
Lay it down on top of some green grass and wet the area a bit..
Then put down some wet card board and keep it moist..
And a rock or two, here and there to hold the card board down and to have contact...

They will come, for sure!
And you won't get rid of them afterwards...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

by eliza on August 28, 2006 12:44 PM
thanks for the tips, we do have lettuce growing and no sanils and neither do any of my friends who have gardens. I did get snails though, in Oregon! we were there for the weekend and i found them and packed them up in my luggage and brought them home. they were a HUGE hit the first day of school and maybe I may be able to use them for some other activities later in the year as well.
by kennyso on August 31, 2006 03:20 PM
you're so lucky...snails and slugs are a consant battle. I would like to ship you some (um...I mean ALL the) snails, but because it's over boarder it's not going to work, sorry!

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