Monday, December 1, 2014

The Chinese Mystery Snail - Pick Up and Dispose of Them

Now that the water level has been lowered for the winter, we are asking all Arlington Pond residents to pick up and dispose of Chinese Mystery Snails (Cipangopaludina chinensis malleatus) if you encounter them. They are an invasive species and are very hard to control. They cannot be chemically controlled because they are able to open and close the flap on their shell. You can find out more information on the Chinese Mystery Snail on the following websites:

The Maine Invasive Species Site
Wikipedia Entry for Chinese Mystery Snail

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