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    Hello! I'm looking for some advice on snails. I have been using the snail pellets but the snails are still hanging out around my orchids. I actually put the pellets right in the pots and each morning when I go out to check there they are! Would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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    Some of the snails don't seem to be attracted to pellets. I usually lace the pellets with some jaggregy to attract the snails to the pellet. This was a tip provided by the Agri store owner and was useful to me.

    Other alternative is to use cabbages or lettuce. You can slice them and keep them over the pot by evening and collect and destroy the snails by morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    Some of the snails don't seem to be attracted to pellets. I usually lace the pellets with some jaggregy to attract the snails to the pellet. This was a tip provided by the Agri store owner and was useful to me.

    Other alternative is to use cabbages or lettuce. You can slice them and keep them over the pot by evening and collect and destroy the snails by morning.
    Thank you Sriram. I'll need to research to find out what jaggregy is. If it's easier, I may go get a head of cabbage today. Again, thanks so much!

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    My mistake in spelling it. it is jaggery. It is a form of unrefined cane sugar that snails get attracted to. Check this

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggery

    you could use cane sugar as an alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    Thank you Sriram. I'll need to research to find out what jaggregy is. If it's easier, I may go get a head of cabbage today. Again, thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    My mistake in spelling it. it is jaggery. It is a form of unrefined cane sugar that snails get attracted to. Check this


    you could use cane sugar as an alternative
    Great! Thanks so much, Sriram!

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    Are you talking about those tiny "bush snails"? If so, about the only truly effective remedy I've seen is one that contains metaldehyde, and even all of them are not attractive enough. Deadline M-Ps (mini-pellets) seems to fit the bill.

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    Coarse Perlite (make sure it's coarse) and or small Lava rocks. I top my pots with either one of these and both snails and slugs stay away from them.

    They're both light material and somehow sticks to them when they try to crawl across, and both material has sharp edges that snails and slugs avoid.

    Both material drain well but still holds some moisture that orchids like. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Are you talking about those tiny "bush snails"? If so, about the only truly effective remedy I've seen is one that contains metaldehyde, and even all of them are not attractive enough. Deadline M-Ps (mini-pellets) seems to fit the bill.
    Thank you Ray. I'll look into that.

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