I had a Derasa a while back that fell victim to a pyramid snail infestation (see http://www.3reef.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1266795). My tank has now been clam free for 4 months. There is a spectacular teardrop Maxima at my LFS that I would love to purchase. Would it be safe to bite the bullet and pick him up? I've found next to nothing in regards to the lifecycle of clam-eating pyramids, so I don't know if they could lie dormant then make a resurgence once more "food" is introduced, or if they likely starved out during the clamless period. I'd hate to drop this kind of cash on a snack for these little bastards... If we deem that it is worth the risk, are there any precautions I can take to minimize the chance of another infestation? Someone in my other thread suggested a PVC pedestal to help keep the buggers off, which I'll likely do. Is there anything else I can do to minimize risk of infestation (like a dip of some sort to make sure there are none coming in ON the clam)?