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DIY Net Breeder

Postby Pollux on Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:05 am

Materials:
Strong plastic container
Stocking
Rubber band
Suction cup
Twisty Tie

Instructions:
1. Cut the sides (and the bottom if you can) out of a plastic container:
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You need to leave enough strength in the container for it to be able to support the stocking. I've been using containers that preserved fruit comes in.

2. Cut a piece of stocking as long as your container or a bit longer if you want a lid. Don't cut it too long or the stocking wont stretch enough.
Unless it is the toe, tie a not in one end.
Pull it up over the container to just below the rim, it will tighten around the rim and stay in place.
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3. Attach it to the tank wall with a rubber band and suction cup, wire or bulldog clip. - thank you Jeweller for rubber band/suction cup idea :flowers: .
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TA DA! a net breeder!
Further instructions below for a net breeder with a lid, I like to call them 'snail condos'.

4. Pull the stocking up over the rim of the container.
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5. Put your snails and their food in the container.

6. Tie the extra bit of stocking up with some string, rubber band or twisty tie.
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You can attach it to the side like before or float it in the tank.
It can be important to make sure there is air inside, depending on the animals you keep in it.
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No one can get in and no one can get out, so the snails in this version of the net are protected and isolated.

Edit: PaulaO helped me organise it, thank you :flowers: .
Last edited by Pollux on Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:02 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Postby marusempai on Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:24 am

THAT IS A GREAT IDEA! I am going to have to try that.
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Postby PaulaO on Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:29 am

I was just getting ready to do this same thing tomorrow! Cool you did it first and worked out the bugs.

Regular breeder nets are just way huge for little snails and then there's that bottom rim they keep getting hung on.
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Postby Pollux on Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:23 am

great minds think a like lol :D
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Postby Zerox on Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:51 pm

Wow, awesome! Could you find out more about the make or whatever those jars are?

I had one I was given a while ago, but it's got...something in it. I won't divulge for the sake of the squeemish :P
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Postby Annie Anderson on Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:58 am

What a wonderful idea Kate! And so easy and cheap! Thanks for sharing it with us all--and our baby snailies too :dance:
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Postby Pollux on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:35 am

Zerox wrote:Wow, awesome! Could you find out more about the make or whatever those jars are?
there seems to be alot of brands using them here. they sell them next to the tinned fruit. the only writing on the actual container was 'VISY'. sorry thats not much help. you can use any container as long as it is strong enough to support the stocking. i also tried plastic milk bottles but they buckled.

Annie Anderson wrote:What a wonderful idea Kate! And so easy and cheap! Thanks for sharing it with us all--and our baby snailies too :dance:
thanks annie :D. this is what i was telling you about - how i was going to seperate my different species of snails - the flat bums and blonde snails (dave sent me some more yesturday :D) and others all have their own little snail condos now. it seems to be going pretty well so far, except the blonde snails wont eat the algae wafer i put in there :-?.
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Postby PaulaO on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:53 am

Dole sells fruit in such a plastic jar. It is a good sized container, but not overly large to be a PITA but not so small as to not be worth the effort.

And the fruit is good for you!
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Postby Annie Anderson on Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:21 am

fruit? veggies? aren't they for snails only? Do the have the same healthful benefits as chocolate?
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Postby Pollux on Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:06 am

hahahahaha :D
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Postby PaulaO on Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:27 am

Yes. Of course. Just like chocolate.

You ain't right, Annie. Not right at all.
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Re: DIY Net Breeder

Postby hdbikersbabe on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:23 pm

This is such a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for taking the time to do it. I took it a step further and left the green lid on after removing the liner. Works like a charm. I am also going to make a fish breeder out of it by adding a plastic canvas divider toward the bottom.

Thanks so much for your creativeness.

Tina
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Re: DIY Net Breeder

Postby Mombo2 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:42 pm

I got a square jar like this from Costco; Parmesan cheese!
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