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    well,my aquatic snails are amphibians, they wonder seldomly out of water only to come back into the water seconds after, i belive it is a survival technique during droughts.
    but that depends on the snail you get.
    I keep then in a cheep plastic container with a lid feeding on algea pelets, and then weekly add three to the one gallon utrics tanks for a day, they eliminate the algea completely its amazing to see how such tiny creatures could help so much. as for the lid, buy a cheap picture frame and then use the glass from it, just keep it from the sun and heat for a day and it should be fine, oh also the snails use up all the oxygen in the water, a pioson for plants, and replace it with
    Carbon dioxide, this will boost growth and health at an alarming rate. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    this reminds me, aldrovanda need cardon dioxide which can be added into the water with creatures or with fermintation, i once saw how to biuld this cardon reactor thing in a book but i desided to change it just a bit, it was just too hard to biuld.

    ok you need

    a baloon
    yeast
    sugar
    pure water, no chemicals.

    step one
    check the ballon for holes, a hole will be catastrophic

    Step two
    add the sugar and the yeast, make sure this is a table spoon of yeast and two table spoons of sugar.

    Step three
    slowly add water to fill the ballon, there cant be any air

    simply insurt the baloonnto the tank

    the result the yeast produces cardon dioxide and the carbon dioxide escapes through the membrain of the balloon if it floats remove and throw away, this will cause the leak of alcohol.

    JUst A fair warning IF THERE IS A HOLE IT WILL KILL THE PLANT!!!!!!!!!!!

    for a harder way to do this cunsult Carnivorous plants by tony camilleri .

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    oops [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] i forgot tie the balloon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]2. Can they survive on anything other than algae (dead matter such as sphagnum moss and the like)?
    I have boring old pond snails (the little ones) and they eat dead fish, fish food, and other stuff. I also had an aquarium snail back when I was a kid, and it ate a fish that died.
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    Very nice. Sounds like I'll keep them in a separate container for 1wk (feeding them algae pellets or the like), then add them to the tank for 1wk to perform their cleaning. That's a plan.

    Regarding the CO2 generator, I built one last year for the aldrovanda with a less risky setup. Simply take a 1-2L plastic soda bottle and add 3 cups white granulated sugar, 1 tsp yeast, 1 tsp baking soda, and fill the rest with distilled water up to the shoulder. Punch a hole thru the cap and run plastic aquarium air tubing through it so that it ends 3" above the waterline. Use caulking agent to make an airtight seal. Screw the top onto the bottle and wait 30min. Insert the other end of the tubing into the aquarium, and pure CO2 bubbles will come out. The apparatus will sustain itself for 30 days before a new solution has to be poured in.

    My plants and I thank you all again again for the help.
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    wonder if Utrics would eat vinegar eels(Turbatrix aceti).
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    yes i think they will eat there young but i dont know if it can eat the plant, dont the eat plant tissue?
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    Interesting question.

    A quick Google search showed them to be a ~1mm long species of water-borne nematode. My educated guess is that some utrics may find these tasty, but since I just finished asking a host of questions on the eating habits of bladderworts, I probably shouldn't even hazard a guess!
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