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practical use for snails?
>Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 15:30:59 +1000
>From: Adam Mark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Organization: School of Anatomy, The University of New South Wales
>Subject: practical use for snails?
>I've been doing the snail pail trail around the garden for years now and
>have hand picked and discarded x number of hundreds? I don't even
>particularly mind doing this.What I do mind is the bucket of dead and
>SMELLY snails. Does anyone know anything that snails or snail shells
>could be used for (other than food) I haven't been putting them on the
>compost as I heard somewhere they are not suitable, but they must be
>suitable for something other than a big hole in the ground.
I usually stomp on them at the time. It's a quicker death for them,
and I hope the ants haul away the leftovers. After stepping on them,
though, I can't imagine eating them. One other tactic has been
to clean up places where they hold their conventions; if fewer are born,
there are fewer for me to deal with. Someone else can probably comment
on animals that will eat snails. That's my next step.
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