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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: TooFarNorth on July 06, 2018, 11:51:59 AM

Title: Snails
Post by: TooFarNorth on July 06, 2018, 11:51:59 AM
 I have seen and removed many, many small snails from my citrus trees this year, but I have seen no damage in the area where they where removed from. Do some snails clean leaves? Can they be beneficial?  Do we any snailologists on here? Lol
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: Millet on July 06, 2018, 03:09:41 PM
TFN when you see the snails up in your tree is it near dark.  Normally snails never come out in the sun.  I find them in my greenhouse and kill them with slug bait.  I have also gone out at night with a flash light and pick them off.
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: TooFarNorth on July 06, 2018, 03:35:16 PM
Millet, I find them nearly anytime of day, but we haven't had a lot of sun this year. Most days are cloudy to partly cloudy, or just rainy. They are usually in the shade, though. I have them in my greenhouse also, but I find just as many outside.

TFN
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: Citradia on July 06, 2018, 09:41:48 PM
I found small slugs on my grapefruit tree yesterday and noticed small holes in leaves.
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: Yorgos on July 10, 2018, 11:41:04 AM
Toads eat snails and slugs.
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: TooFarNorth on July 10, 2018, 03:44:28 PM
I have several toads in my orchard. A lot of red-throated anoles also. My biggest problem with leaf chewing comes from grasshoppers. My toads and lizards disappoint me. I have tried to watch and have not seen damage where I find the snails. (not slugs). I wonder if they are eating algae from the leaves, as it has been so wet. I also find them climbing my back door, that faces north...Weird...



TFN
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: Yorgos on July 11, 2018, 01:17:19 PM
When life give you lemons you make lemonade.  in  this case escargot!
Title: Re: Snails
Post by: TooFarNorth on July 11, 2018, 05:26:03 PM
Good one, Yargos.

TFN