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Old 30-09-2008, 11:11 AM
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In about a week i'm picking him..err her...himher up and i'm obviously going to do a ton of research like any responsible owner but i was wondering if anyone had any tips like preffered substrate, layout etc...
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Deep substrate thats not acidic, so use coco fibre. Will also need a cuttlefish bone.
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mine thrive on potting compost (sterilised in the oven) with a few rocks etc etc, in an old glass viv, i spray them regualrly and keep the humidity up. feed them salad items, they love cucmber and eat loads, other than that thats about it. they like burrowing so give them enough to do so, but once they reach maturity they start laying eggs, just pick them out and freeze them cos they lay hundreds at a time. they look like bb pellets.
My snails are about 6 inches long in the shell but are about 9-10 inches if they stretch out lol
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Deep substrate thats not acidic, so use coco fibre. Will also need a cuttlefish bone.

same here
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Thanks for the advise! Can't wait to get the little critter!
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