Re: NANFA-L-- Detritivorous snail for Native Fish tank

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Detritivorous snail for Native Fish tank
From: Irate Mormon (archimedes at
Date: Tue Oct 05 2004 - 22:27:31 CDT

Quoting Snailcollector at

> It is the fluke, Paragonimus westermanni.

In that case, I wouldn't worry about infection. You would need a second
itermediate host (crayfish, crab) in order to further the life cycle, and the
terminal host needs to eat the metacercariae in order to become infected. I
guess it is possilble if you had a crayfish, and handled it and maybe got some
of the metacercariae on your fingers, and then put your fingers in your mouth -
something like that.

Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?
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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:39 CST