Re: NANFA-- Apple snails eat Java Fern?

unclescott (
Tue, 30 Dec 2003 21:37:43 -0600

Heck they'll eat the whole rhizome!

Not able to read, they will be blissfully unaware of hobby claims that the
Java ferns (there actually are 5-6 species of Microsorium) are supposed to
be distasteful or dangerous to the eater.

I've got stung by a shop selling mystery snails which turned out to be
(after spawning and leaving hungry youngsters all over) one of the 20-some
apple snails. Caveat emptor.

All the best,

> My apple snails started eating my Javafern today. I thought that was
> supposed to have a chemical deterrent that protected it from being munched
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