Well, the top of it has already dried out (at least it looks like it's dried out, it's lighter in color than the bottom). I do not have a firm fitting lid (due to the heater), and it lets air in and out of the tank (it's just a small opening, about 1/16"). Whoever it was laid the eggs right under the opening. The bottom (the whole thing is about 2" long) appears to still be moist (and luckily far smaller than the top). I would love to destroy it, and had planned on that, but it's a lot harder to do once the time comes. 1) It's gross looking and I don't want to touch it and 2) I feel bad because it feels like I'm killing them and I can't kill things.
To be honest, I did not expect them to breed. I knew there was a chance, but everyone I know who has Mystery snails has a bunch of them and has had them for years. I kept asking, and they kept saying they never had them reproduce. It's funny, because I even tell customers when they buy two, "did you know there is a possibility they may breed" and everyone always says "yes". It's one of those, it happens to others not me.
My plan is to find them homes asap. I know a couple people with tanks of various sorts, and then I was going to contact my LFS to ask if they'd be interested. I have no idea what they are going to be. I have a blue snail, black snail and ivory snail. All three have bright and vibrant colors and shells.
According to what I've found the USDA no longer requires shipping permits on most common aquatic snails. Is that correct?
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