Snails different types?

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Snails different types?
« on: March 29, 2010, 22:08 »
I have noticed that on my allotment site there appear to be snails with coloured shells rather than in the garden the bog standard shell. Does anyone know the difference and if they have particular likes or dislikes, apart from anything I sow which they seem to love eating.
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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 22:14 »
Banded snails tend not to be quite so destructive those big old ones  :D
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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 22:16 »
They also taste better

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 23:21 »
I thought the edible ones were the big fat 'Roman' snails.

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 23:29 »
the difference is that they all want cutting in half , stamping on , then thrown on a fire,

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 23:51 »
Banded snails tend not to be quite so destructive those big old ones  :D

Banded snails? Are those the ones that are protected because they are rare?  :unsure:

I think I read somewhere (perhaps a survey on-line) that due to their rarity the little snails with white and coloured stripes are protected?  ???


Skip that idea - common as muck!  :blink: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7971200.stm

Where as this one http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/jul/27/conservationandendangeredspecies.uknews is definitely not so common

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 12:08 »
Not sure about the different types, but if you want to stop snails and slugs eating your veg, steep rhubarb leaves in a barrel of water for about a week. It makes a really disgusting smelling liquid, but works a treat!
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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 12:28 »
Not sure about the different types, but if you want to stop snails and slugs eating your veg, steep rhubarb leaves in a barrel of water for about a week. It makes a really disgusting smelling liquid, but works a treat!

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 13:40 »
trikidiki - the big ones are the edible ones, but the small ones are just as edible too, and taste far better in my opinion. Just feed them on something non-poisonous for a week to make absolutely sure - potato works pretty well - and you can 'see' when it's worked because the poo changes colour. Then starve them for a couple of days until they are 'clean'. Boil them with what ever flavourings take your fancy, and eat them like winkles whilst still hot.

This blog should tell you all (it's not mine!): http://www.algarvebuzz.com/caracois-portuguese-snails/


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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 13:45 »
roman snails eat crocus flowers but they are a very rare species

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 14:15 »
the ones with white stripes are the snail police, and the yellow striped ones are health and safety   :tongue2:
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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 16:18 »
(How do you reduce the length of links and make them appear neat and tidy?)  ???

Hit the globe icon (bottom line, 2nd from left) and get <square bracket>url][/url<square bracket>  (sorry cant use the proper [] or it just does the command!);  put =and the link after the first url so it looks like <square bracket>url=http://www.blahblah], then put the neat stuff you want to be underlined between the ][ and thats it.
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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 16:34 »
the ones with white stripes are the snail police, and the yellow striped ones are health and safety   :tongue2:
Are the beige ones OAPs...?  :lol:
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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 18:44 »
Dunno but the local thrush on my plot likes the big banded yellow ones best when snail hunting. The others get left if the banded ones are available.  :D

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Re: Snails different types?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 19:24 »
the ones with white stripes are the snail police, and the yellow striped ones are health and safety   :tongue2:

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