Snails immune?

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Snails immune?

Postby teff on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:28 pm

After having fed my snails (nerite, marissa, apple, mbt) fish carrion that turned out to be infected with tiny squirmy things inside their bellies, and the snails just keep growing and prospering, is it logical to conclude that snails are immune to parasites?
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Re: Snails immune?

Postby pbgroupie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:22 am

Not immune as they serve as a host to a lifestage of rat lung worm.
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Re: Snails immune?

Postby teff on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:06 am

Host as a healthy host or sick host?
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Re: Snails immune?

Postby pbgroupie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:51 pm

Host period. They show no signs of the illness itself but if they are sick it would be from something else.
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