The Melon Snail is a land snail native to Australia and found in tropical rainforests of Queensland and the Northern Territory. Melon Snails are a nocturnal snail that emerge from the leaf litter, logs and debris on the forest floor during the night. They require damp, humid and warm environments.
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Melon snails are peaceful and harmless snails. They can be handled safely when care is taken. Wash hands prior to handling. Gently pick up snails by their shell and carefully pull off the surface they are on to be sure not to damage the body. They will prefer damp or wet hands. Wash hands after handling.
Melon snails enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables. They will also consume fish food flakes.
Melon snails require substrate that holds humidity, moisture and they can burrow in. coco-peat moss and sphagnum moss are great options that also offer natural mold resistant properties. Spray the aquarium daily with water to maintain humidity.
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Melon snails enjoy temperatures between 20 - 26 degrees Celsius. They will be more active in warmer temperatures with humidity between 60-70%.
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Replicate the forest floor with use of woods, rock & leaf litter. Add some character to an enclosure by using terrarium & aquarium safe ornaments. Avoid sharp objects your snail may catch on.
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