thread: So how do you *attract* garden snails....

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    BellyBelly Member

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    So how do you *attract* garden snails....

    I need a few snails. Every now and again. Have a lizard, and the *only* thing it will eat are snails! Loves 'em! Anyway, I go out in the morning after rain, but they have already disappeared (the speedy little buggas! Lol). How I can attract them? I can' remember what attracts them, aside from planting veges, and can't do that at the moment... Also, I don't want to kill them.

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    So how do you *attract* garden snails....

    Pour them some beer. LOL

    Seriously, if its raining you need to go out with a torch while its still dark. Otherwise you could try putting some upside down pots or lengths of pipe in damp or shady spots around the garden. The snails will go in there to hide and all you have to do is come along and get them.

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    yeah all of what MD said - they seem to love being under the pots we have laying around, they climb the dark side of the sun dial, inside old water feature (that is upside down) - basically anywhere dark and damp

    if you lived local i'd invite you over after the rain every tie - it's impossible to walk from door to car across the car without the sound of crunching snails under foot

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    BellyBelly Member

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    if you lived local i'd invite you over after the rain every tie - it's impossible to walk from door to car across the car without the sound of crunching snails under foot
    Its like that at my place!!!

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    So how do you *attract* garden snails....

    I've heard beer too. I had a snail trap that recommended using beer as bait.

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    BellyBelly Member

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    Thank you. I actually forget to go out while it is raining to go look for them! I will put a couple of pots in the garden for them, hopefully they'll rock up. Even if it doesn't rain (which it really doesn't seem to much here), will they still come, maybe just with the sprinkler?

    Lol, thanks BG, that would be a funny reason to go visiting!

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    So how do you *attract* garden snails....

    Yes the sprinkler will work, close to dusk if you can

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    BellyBelly Member

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    Thank you Marydean.

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    Lol, thanks BG, that would be a funny reason to go visiting!
    you wouldn't be the first - one of the girls from work sometimes drops by for snails for her lizard...

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    you wouldn't be the first - one of the girls from work sometimes drops by for snails for her lizard...
    Lol, I thought some people might have thought me a bit odd actually!

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    Lol, I thought some people might have thought me a bit odd actually!
    if they do, it would be unrelated to snail collection habits... lol