Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 11:09:55 -0400
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From: Gary Rosenberg <rosenberg@ACNATSCI.ORG>
Subject: Re: Otala lactea
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Releasing non-native species in your backyard is not a good idea. They can become major agricultural pests.
How long is the life span of Otala lactea? I let half a dozen go in my
Dad's yard (which is about the best snail habitat in peninsular Tampa)
about a year ago. He said he saw one of them a couple mornings ago. A
week after I released them, I found a couple of the shells which had
been emptied out by rodents. I assumed that they all had suffered the
same fate, but maybe one survived.