Pests and Diseases forum: Rosy Wolf Snail Are Good Guys!

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 4, 2014 7:54 AM CST
I've notice a lot of people mentioning slugs and snail damage so I thought I'd post this. Don't kill Rosy Wolf Snails - Euglandina rosea! They are carnivores and eat other snails, slugs and garden pests - they do NOT eat plants. They are the good guys.

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themodcoup
May 8, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Thank you for posting this Anne! Great info., so true! Personally, I'd like to place a "welcome" mat out for these guys! 😉😄
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
May 8, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Thanks for bumping this up and welcome to the ATP family! When I moved, I relocated all the Wolf Snails I could find to my new garden!
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Thought I'd bump this up for Spring since I saw my first one of the year this morning!
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 9, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Hurray!
I just found this thread, thanks!

I discovered the Rosy Wolf Snail in the yard and am thrilled. Sure does explain how and why the slugs have disappeared.

In places where they have been introduced they are not such a good thing but here in their native territory - southeastern US - they are very much appreciated.



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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Butterflies Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
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Xeramtheum
May 9, 2016 7:07 PM CST
They are awesome and do a bang up job too! If I happen to see one and a slug too, I'll drop the slug in front of it and watch it grab it .. you think snails are slow, but these when they find their prey can be pretty fast!
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein

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