death snails

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: Are the snails in Undertale normal snails or monster snails? On Napstablook's farm you can talk to the snails and several of them will talk back, plus there's that one snail who sold its shell so they're clearly intelligent enough to barter, AND Napstablook says Asriel absorbed their souls too. However, they're also apparently able to be purchased and Toriel explicitly bakes them into pies. Are the snails on Napstablook's farm aware that their lives will inevitably end on a dinner plate? Is Toriel actually responsible for hundreds of snail monster deaths? If so, how much LOVE has she gained? Considering the snails have currency, would a snail be able to buy itself out of the farm? Would it gain rights or would some rando still be able to squash it or eat it? What about the snails in Thundersnail? Those are presumably not available to be purchased, but in exchange spend their whole lives performing and occasionally catching on fire. Did they agree to this, figuring it was better than becoming a pie? Why is Napstablook of all people running this hellish joint? How

maggoted-deactivated20160912  asked:

do u have any information on a proper setup for apple snails? i cant find any online

Hi @larklands

yes I found some German care instructions. I also found some good information on http://applesnail.net/ BUT not everything there is correct (or rather I would not support all of the information there, especially the tank size). 

Also find some information on apple snails in @aquariadise​s article about aquarium snails here

Pomacea Apple snails are illegal in some areas, so be sure to check before you buy them. Alternatively you might get Asolene spixi or Pila sp.

Care Sheet: Apple Snails

🏠 Housing

  • Aquarium with lit or pond
  • 2-4 in air space above the water
  • 24 inch tank length, approx. 15 gallons

Keep in mind that apple snails can get very big. Imagine you have a 5 gallons tank and some apple snails and one of the snails pass away and you don’t find it immediately, the rotting snails will spoil the water and make it a complete mess in a few days. Don’t risk that. Even for a few apple snails I’d go for at least 15 gallons. Don’t keep them alone, please. I don’t have scientific evidence but I believe snails are much more social than we know. If you want to breed Apple snails you’ll need 4-6 animals because you cannot clearly see which snail is a female and which is a male.

As always a planted tank is closer to their natural habitat than a tank without plants or with fake plants. 

🌿 Food

  • Vegetables (lettuce, cucumber, green beans and celery). Even cooked potato slices, cooked noodles, cooked carrots and cooked peas are welcome.
  • Algae and aquarium plants.
  • Weeds from the garden.
  • Fish food (pellets and tablets).
  • Frozen foods, brine shrimps, dead fish and even other snails and their eggs.

Generally Apple Snails are not picky when it comes down to food. They even eat dead fish or other snails which is great for known reasons. 

🌊 Water

  • Calcium rich water.
  • pH: 5.5-8.5, preferably above 7.
  • Temperature: 22-30°C (71-86°F). Never below 18°C (65°F).

Generally snails need harder water for their shells. Apple snails can also thrive in soft water BUT they need to start as a eggs in soft water to get used to it right from the start. It’s mostly not possible to put a snail from hard water into soft water with no severe damage to the shell (it will dissolve in soft water which will lead to the death of the snail eventually). Apple snails live approx. 2.5 years in 22°C / 71.6°F warm water. Warmer water speeds the metabolism up and they don’t live that long (maybe some months less).  

💡 Light

  • No need for artificial illumination like TL-tubes (but your plants need light if you have a planted tank).
  • Shadow rich places preferred.

You might get some decorative caves or plants with big leaves. Also floating plants give shade.

✖ Reproduction

  • Separated sexes (gonochoristic).
  • Reproduction peak in spring.
  • Female can store sperm for months.

⚫ Eggs

  • Laid in clutches above the water (most species) or in the water.
  • Several clutches per month possible.
  • Keep humid, not wet (aerial eggs)!
  • After 2-3 weeks the eggs hatch (temperature depended). Little snails leave the clutch and head for the water (aerial eggs).

🐌 Young snails

  • Same food as parents, although debris, algae and small food particles preferred).
  • Protect them against large fish.

Apple snails are peaceful and can live with almost any other tank mate. Some fish nibble on the snails but it shouldn’t be dangerous to them. Young snails need protection against fish. There are some fish species which eat snails, keep that in mind. 

I hope I could help :) Have fun with these cuties 🐚 Feel free to ask more if you need some certain information. I really love that you ask for a care sheet when you cannot find one. Very exemplary :) 

AQ*44

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take me to snurch (snail church) i’ll snorship (snail worship) like a snog (snail dog) at the snine (snail shrine) of your snies (snail lies) i’ll tell you my snins (snail sins) and you can sharpen your snife (snail knife) offer me that deathless sneath (snail death) good snod (snail god) let me give you my snife (snail life) take me to snurch (snail church) i’ll snorship (snail worship) like a snog (snail dog) at the snine (snail shrine) of your snies (snail lies) i’ll tell you my snins (snail sins) and you can sharpen your snife (snail knife) offer me that deathless sneath (snail death) good snod (snail god) let me give you my snife (snail life)

if i’m a snagan (snail pagan) of a good time my snovers (snail lover) the snunlight (snail sunlight) to keep the snoddess (snail goddess) on my side she demands a snacrifice (snail sacrifice) drain the whole snea (snail sea) get something shiny something meaty for the main course thats a find looking high snorse (snail horse) what you got in the snable (snail stable) that a lot of starving snaithful (snail faithful) that looks tasty that looks plenty this is hungry snork (snail work)

take me to snurch (snail church) i’ll snorship (snail worship) like a snog (snail dog) at the snine (snail shrine) of your snies (snail lies) i’ll tell you my snins (snail sins) and you can sharpen your snife (snail knife) offer me that deathless sneath (snail death) good snod (snail god) let me give you my snife (snail life) take me to snurch (snail church) i’ll snorship (snail worship) like a snog (snail dog) at the snine (snail shrine) of your snies (snail lies) i’ll tell you my snins (snail sins) and you can sharpen your snife (snail knife) offer me that deathless sneath (snail death) good snod (snail god) let me give you my snife (snail life)

no snasters (snail masters) or snings (snail kings) when the snitual (snail ritual) begins there is no greater sninnocense (snail innocence) then our gentle snins (snail sins) in the snadness (snail madness) and snoil (snail soil) of that sad snearthly (snail earthy) scene only then i am snuman (snail human) only then i am snean (snail clean) ooooh snamen (snail amen) snamen (snail amen) snamen (snail amen) snamen (snail amen)

take me to snurch (snail church) i’ll snorship (snail worship) like a snog (snail dog) at the snine (snail shrine) of your snies (snail lies) i’ll tell you my snins (snail sins) and you can sharpen your snife (snail knife) offer me that deathless sneath (snail death) good snod (snail god) let me give you my snife (snail life) take me to snurch (snail church) i’ll snorship (snail worship) like a snog (snail dog) at the snine (snail shrine) of your snies (snail lies) i’ll tell you my snins (snail sins) and you can sharpen your snife (snail knife) offer me that deathless sneath (snail death) good snod (snail god) let me give you my snife (snail life)

screws-and-stitches-blog  asked:

and - “⁇”

Send “⁇” for a drunk text

*Black*Star was lying on the floor in his apartment with beer cans spread across the floor, Bottles of different booze lying around and sitting on a table as Black*Star threw his can of booze at a wall and pulled his phone out* Need more booze… *He said looking at his cell with blurry eyes and blinking alot as he clicked the name Alan and started to type and msg out*

Black*Star: Hey, New kid… I need more beer… Vodka, And just stuff to keep me drunk… You get all of that and I’ll gladly fight you in a head to head snail death match with rocks… You get the booze and you’ll get to say the great Black*Star kicked your ass sound fair? Good… I live somewhere… The door is unlocked, I think… If not come through the window or something. I don’t know…. 

*He clicked send with out looking it over* He better hurry the hell up…