Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:58 AM
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:06 AM
I asked RE Store for myself. Out of Stock with no current ETA on escargot in shell.
Posted 11 June 2017 - 12:25 PM
I see this has been sorted now, but perhaps I can add my experience for people searching archives in future.
I've found that while escargot shells are a great shape and size for the smaller shellies, they don't seem to be that robust in the tank. I've found that after a couple of years they become very fragile, and a good percentage are broken. I've found turbo shells to be a better long-term investment. At different times I've bought gold mouth turbos through an eBay seller in Qld (not advertised all the time - you need to be patient and wait for them to be listed), and online from a company in Florida. In both cases they weren't too much more expensive than escargot shells, but all are as good now as they were when I bought them years ago.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:49 AM
Everytime i have tried to bring them in from USA.. in fact Florida as you stated they dont make it. Customs in WA say NO!
Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:17 AM
Ohhhh - that's interesting! I wonder why. I know I've physically brought shells into the country when travelling. I've declared them to customs and they've shown no interest. I've certainly had no issues when I've ordered on-line.
A funny story there, though. I had the privilege of visiting Malawi a couple of years ago. While fossicking around the markets, I stumbled across some really beautiful, large conical shells. They obviously weren't from the lake. When we asked, the stall holder thought they were from the Mozambique coast. I loved them, and got them for a great price. Thought they would be ideal for my Metriaclima lanisticola.
In coming back through customs, I did the right thing and declared them. The custom officers face fell. "I think these are giant African land snails. They are prohibited. I'll need to check". Oooooooppppppps!!!!! He had them checked, and yes they were land snails. But . . . . . a matter of a few weeks before the rulings had changed. Providing the shells were empty and contained no trace of "snail residue" they were acceptable. I got to keep my snail shells. It had never even occurred to me that these things were of anything other than marine origin. Unbelievable solid for a land based snail!!!!
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:51 AM
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