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    My Giant African Land Snails

    Who likes them?

    And, they lay about 100 eggs, if not more at a time. I've had to seperate the two love machines now! They "make love" by shooting white darts into each others neck. Sounds great doesent it?

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    PS - Thats a piece of paper there on.

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    Victim

    Who likes them? And, they lay about 100 eggs, if not more at a time. I've … Who likes them? And, they lay about 100 eggs, if not more at a time. I've had to seperate the two love machines now! They "make love" by shooting white darts into each others neck. Sounds great doesent it?PS - Thats a piece of paper there on.



    That's why they have the nickname "Shelled Cupids".

    100 eggs at once? That's got to hurt, I thought the chicken had it bad.

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    JDeal

    That's why they have the nickname "Shelled Cupids".100 eggs at once? … That's why they have the nickname "Shelled Cupids".100 eggs at once? That's got to hurt, I thought the chicken had it bad.



    Lmao, and they poo out of there side, like u wudnt know there was a hole there, it just like.. Opens up and poo comes out.

    Disgusting..

    Cool pic, would have been nice to put something like a 10p piece next to them to get a better idea of size.

    now i feel guilty for eating a garlic snail in france

    Where do you keep them? and what do they eat?

    they eat garlic

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    apduk

    Where do you keep them? and what do they eat?



    I keep mine in a platic fish tank. But they can be kept in a plastic or glass fish tank, well really anything with holes on the top so they can breath.

    They eat most fruit and vegetables, cucumber is there favourite.

    At least you don't have to lecture on the sex lives of slugs ... nust
    ch the same dart dart action ...did anyone mention hermaphrodites?

    Okies I taken that too far

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    Gaia

    At least you don't have to lecture on the sex lives of slugs ... nustch … At least you don't have to lecture on the sex lives of slugs ... nustch the same dart dart action ...did anyone mention hermaphrodites?Okies I taken that too far



    Lmfao.

    Victim, how long after doing the "deed" do you find the eggs?. Our two have been at it for months now but still no eggs :giggle:

    fireheaven

    Victim, how long after doing the "deed" do you find the eggs?. Our two … Victim, how long after doing the "deed" do you find the eggs?. Our two have been at it for months now but still no eggs :giggle:




    You must have the only GAY snails :whistling: :giggle:

    J.Dance

    You must have the only GAY snails :whistling: :giggle:




    pmsl :w00t:

    Can you eat them?:giggle:

    my kids love snails and i often thought about an african land snail for them!! They line up all the snails they find in the garden out on the windowsil lol

    amcol

    my kids love snails and i often thought about an african land snail for … my kids love snails and i often thought about an african land snail for them!! They line up all the snails they find in the garden out on the windowsil lol




    Mine kids are the same - they love their giant snails and bath them every night

    i was just trying to work out how big they, can you give me an idea as know nothing about them, but maybe an idea for my kids. :thumbsup:

    This might help geocities.com/Hea…10/

    I will take some pictures later to show their size

    They are very easy to care for

    thanks fireheaven! :thumbsup:

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    fireheaven

    Victim, how long after doing the "deed" do you find the eggs?. Our two … Victim, how long after doing the "deed" do you find the eggs?. Our two have been at it for months now but still no eggs :giggle:



    Not sure, as i dont usually monitor them that much.

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    Rockhound

    Can you eat them?:giggle:



    Yep, i think so. They are sold on ebay as "live food" as they cant be sold as pets on ebay.

    But they still make great pets.

    ta might get some, as my children love nature, animals etc. :thumbsup:

    Rockhound

    Can you eat them?:giggle:



    Yes, they are an African delicacy and you will find them within the Nigerian and Ghanaian communities. The ones I see would make your skin crawl, you need two hands just to lift them out of the boxes and some have been the size of a football.

    I absolutely hate the big ones :viking:

    Victim

    Not sure, as i dont usually monitor them that much.




    Never mind - Gary :giggle: laid around fifty eggs last night

    Victim

    Yep, i think so. They are sold on ebay as "live food" as they cant be … Yep, i think so. They are sold on ebay as "live food" as they cant be sold as pets on ebay.But they still make great pets.


    Hey... was only joking.:giggle:

    Actually love eating snails (escargots), but lets face it...flavour is overpowered by the butter, garlic and parsely.

    Just wondered what you would do with 100 additional snails when they hatch!

    What would i need to get me started, looking at getting one or 2 now lol

    fireheaven

    Mine kids are the same - they love their giant snails and bath them every … Mine kids are the same - they love their giant snails and bath them every night



    The idea of snails enjoying a big foamy bubble bath is rather amusing.

    amcol

    What would i need to get me started, looking at getting one or 2 now lol




    Not alot just a plastic tank, compost and a cuttlefish bone.

    I have posted a link above that should help you.

    If there is anyone in the Lancs area who wants any you are welcome to some of mine when they hatch.

    I haven't got the heart to destroy them lol

    fireheaven

    Not alot just a plastic tank, compost and a cuttlefish bone.I have posted … Not alot just a plastic tank, compost and a cuttlefish bone.I have posted a link above that should help you.



    Cuttlefish bone.?? That not for budgies?? :?

    What do the snails do with it??

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    They eat it. Makes there shell stronger.
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