The Daily Bucket–The Snail Whisperer

I recently set up a 5 gallon aquarium and germinated lotuses in it from storied seeds.  I purchased two Japanese “trapdoor” snails to eat the aquarium’s algae.  They just had a half-dozen live young, so I am sort of a grandfather of snails. This covey of snails swiftly ate all of the Lotus tank’s algae, to…

The Daily Bucket–Spring Babes

Spring means renewal, and birth. It means baby birds chirping for food, baby ducks swimming in a row behind mom, lambies frolicking in a green field, and baby snails methodically mowing down algae. Baby snails! I bought two trapdoor snails a couple of weeks ago, to clean up the algae that was fouling my starter tank…