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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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OK snaill breeding?

So i finally saw an egg lutch and I realized how unprepared I am for this

How many eggs are there? hw many survive? how long before they hatch?

how do I cover the holes in teh lid so the babies dont get out and stink up the house?

how do I lessen the amount of snail babies I get? I can accomodate for about fifty, no more
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 08:13 AM
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What type of snail?

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Apple/mystery snails vary. 100-200 eggs can be in a clutch. How many are viable and how many hatch are completely seperate issues. I had my snails lay a clutch about a month ago, and hatch about two weeks ago. Be prepared. You may want to crush part of the clutch now, depending on how big it is. Mine was about an inch and a half to two inches long.

I figure I have 75 or more baby snails. And I had maybe half of the clutch hatch.

Some pictures, the first is what the clutch looked like when I broke it open. Then one of the baby snails on my finger (better resolution than the thumb nail pic. Then the snails in their temp home. And if I can get it uploaded, a picture of them after two weeks.

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Algae wafers are good food for them, and it's what they have been eating.
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ok, was urs mystery snail?
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mystery and apple are the same thing. Doesn't matter what colour the parents.

IF you had small white dots in clear gel, that's pond/ramshorn, scrape off and get rid of asap!
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Apple and mystery are not the same thing. They are both different species. But have very similar requirements

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Canas vs Brigs. True Cana/apple snails are illegal to own/ship in most states now, these are plant eating monsters and are highly invasive in native waterways. People keep them but they probably shouldn't. The Brigs are the nice small guys. O.o
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ok hold up, in the uk, mystery snail is a garden snail, but here it meant the pet variety. jsyk.

annnd i think the eggs may be drying out :/
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here apple i like dog and mystery is like labrador, ok so like mystery is a type of apple snail
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Kind of confused. If you are in the UK apple snails aren't illegal, lol. But you probably have mystery snails.
There are 2 common species in the trade, Pomacea diffusa, mystery snail, and Pomacea canaliculta, apple snail.
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