Snello Recipes

AlleyOH

I’ve seen some recipes here and there. As a newb to snails I’ve compared and scratched my head at a few of the things I’ve seen. So I’m making this thread so any recipes for snello can be put here.

This is the one I used:

1 3.4-4.0 oz organic baby food high in calcium
2tbls of calcium carbonate powder heaped
2tbls of wafers/fish food crushed
1/4 cup hot water. Burn your fingers hot.
1 packet of unflavored gelatin.
Silicone mold I bought a long skinny one for water bottles. It makes it easier to break to a smaller size if needed.
Spoon/Fork and a glass bowl


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Step 1- Crush wafers with rolling pin. I left them a bit chunky but small. Mix with calcium carbonate so there is a even coating.

Step 2- Mix wafers/calcium with baby food. It’s going to look and smell nasty.

Step 3- You need the super hot water now. Mix the gelatin with the hot water quick! Get rid of all clumps, give it a good stir then add to the baby food mix. Stir well.

Step 4- Pour into the molds. A pan or plate under the mold will help keep them from spilling on the way to the freezer.

Freeze for 2-3 hrs. You can leave them in the mold or put them in a freezer bag/container with the date labeled. Good for about a month in the freezer.


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WTFish?

Nice, going to try this! I wonder if crushed cuttlebone could replace the calcium? Since that’s what I have on hand.
 

AlleyOH

Nice, going to try this! I wonder if crushed cuttlebone could replace the calcium? Since that’s what I have on hand.
I don’t see why not. I’ve seen some recipes with crushed cuttlebone, tums and wondershell for the calcium. The powder I used was just easier to blend.
 

WTFish?

I don’t see why not. I’ve seen some recipes with crushed cuttlebone, tums and wondershell for the calcium. The powder I used was just easier to blend.
Just made some of these, in the freezer now. I forgot baby food so I puréed some zucchini. I also have a tad more than what fits in my molds, I’ll see what it does in the fridge. Can’t wait to use them!
 

AlleyOH

Just made some of these, in the freezer now. I forgot baby food so I puréed some zucchini. I also have a tad more than what fits in my molds, I’ll see what it does in the fridge. Can’t wait to use them!
I’m sure that’d be fine too! I broke one of the long ones in half this morning and dropped in. Let me know how it works out in the fridge, I may do a couple of those if it sets up.
 

WTFish?

I’m sure that’d be fine too! I broke one of the long ones in half this morning and dropped in. Let me know how it works out in the fridge, I may do a couple of those if it sets up.
I left the cup on the counter hoping that when the molds are done I could freeze them later. Well it’s hardened like jello, lol. It’s not pretty like a mold but I think I could drop a clump in!

Uh oh, mine floats? Lol. The frozen ones.
Oh it’s sinking now, sort of bobbing.

Mine is much more green, the shrimp tank absolutely loves it, I’ll post a photo of the snails if they ever find it! Thanks again!

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Frenzy!! Even my embers are off to the left catching pieces!

I promise to stop after this! Time lapse of the mystery and the ramshorn following.
 

AlleyOH

I left the cup on the counter hoping that when the molds are done I could freeze them later. Well it’s hardened like jello, lol. It’s not pretty like a mold but I think I could drop a clump in!

Uh oh, mine floats? Lol. The frozen ones.
Oh it’s sinking now, sort of bobbing.
Yeah I seen where some put the mix in a tub and just scoop some out like ice cream when needed.

If it floats then there are air bubbles. My long one did that and then sunk. It had pockets of air because I didn’t tap it like I did the other one.

I really like how green yours is! I was hoping mine was going to be like that.
 

brondo

I use Tums in mine for the calcium. The berry ones. And whatever leftover fish flakes, pellets, algae tabs I have and crush it all up. By the time you heat the baby food and mix it all up you'll want to puke, its ready. Everybody in the tank loves snello.
 

CaptAnnDuchow

Snello all made and setting now.. I had to crush tums..forgot calcium at store. Made different sizes for different tanks.
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AlleyOH

I love those tiny hearts! They would be perfect for baby snails!

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