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This is a discussion on Snails in Florida within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have NEVER had such a battle with snails as I am having this summer. ...

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    Default Snails in Florida

    I have NEVER had such a battle with snails as I am having this summer. I picked 8 off of one Mokara and 6 off another and went back and found more. I'm applying bait often but I'm still hand-picking and then doing the Mexican Hat dance on them.
    Is anyone else having a snail epidemic?

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    Glad you brought this up, is it a Florida thing? I find myself walking out 2 to 3 time before going to bed with a flash light checking my gazebo and there's not once that I didn't find one of them or several ones crawling around the area. They have almost destroyed one of my wife favorite plant "Gerber Daisy" that we've had for almost 3 yrs. I also been using bait but with all the rain is useless. Well I'll be joying you with the Mexican Hat dance if you know what mean.

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    Are they large snails? We get slugs here when it is not so dry, but rarely see snails.

    cheers,
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    Here are a few that were pulled off

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    Baaaahahahahaha - Seriously, the are small snails that do BIG damage. I'm not sure what they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Baaaahahahahaha - Seriously, the are small snails that do BIG damage. I'm not sure what they are?
    :OMG: when I saw those huge snails ... you don't want to know!! hahaha....

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    Default These snails can really cause some damage!

    I sure wouldn't want to find these snails in my orchid collection. This is a picture of an African snail that I found on the internet. Be sure to let us know if you find one on your orchids.
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    O_O --> big eyes... oh Lord THAT is one big snail

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    I do not have these but I have a screened in porch, but I had before very tiny ones.

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    African snails, eat anything in their path. The battle with them has been going on for several years now. Joke is last year there was a huge influx of sargassum sea moss, people were instructed by government to take as much of the stuff off the beaches to save the tourist industry. Farmers collected it for their crops and animals and then , bam! dead snails, they eat it and the salt kills em. Just spread some around the plants and garden beds, see how it works.

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