A person named CatCov on applesnail.net posted a snail jello recipe and I kind of modified it. The snails LOVE it and I feed it in rotation with canned mustard or turnip greens, canned green beans, peeled half grapes, shrimp pellets and romaine lettuce (microwaved in some tank water to soften it).
Her recipe was:
1 can of baby food (4-6 oz)
1 tsp+ fish food (may be omitted)
Calcium/vitamin supplements (may be omitted)
1 packet (= 1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
Open the baby food and pour it into a small bowl. Heat the baby food in the microwave for 60 seconds (caution, it will be very hot).
Stir in the unflavored gelatin (add it slowly to avoid unsightly clumps of gelatin; don't use a blender or you risk creating air bubbles that will make it float).
Add calcium supplements and vitamins if you have/want them. Stir thoroughly.
Pour this mixture into a dish with a flat bottom (tupperware-type containers work well; if you are doubling or tripling this recipie, you might consider a pie pan).* Fold in your fish food(s) if you are adding any.
Refrigerate for several hours, then return and cut into cubes.
One jar of baby food yields a good handful of snail treats. Keep them refrigerated until serving. These sink and hold up pretty well in the tank, but as with any food, large uneaten portions should be removed after the snails have finished.
I made mine using:
1 jar food (sweet potato is a favorite here)
1 envelope gelatin
1 tsp crushed hermit crab cakes
a few blobs chopped canned turnip greens
You can use just about any flavor baby food, but I lean more to the veggie side and I stear clear of the meat or combo flavors (like chicken pot pie or whatever) and never use desserts either (like dutch apple or blueberry cobbler). I also keep mine in baggies in the freezer and just break off a bit to feed. It thaws in my hand between the freezer and the tank.