fkimbo4892 fkimbo4892
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  • Posted on: 17/7 17:49
Snail eggs #1
I have just found a cluster of what I assume is Apple snail eggs as they are above water.
We don’t really fancy any extra snails, so wanted to dispose of them. Are they toxic? I am 35 weeks pregnant and don’t really want to touch them if they are.
Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you

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Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 17/7 22:00
Re: Snail eggs #2
Apple snail eggs contain a powerful neurotoxin to prevent them being eaten by predators. However, the toxin has to be ingested orally and should cause no harm by removing the eggs though I suggest you wear gloves to do it just to be cautious.