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Old 02-24-2012, 01:50 AM   #1 
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What color will my mystery snail babies be?

I have had a golden mystery snail for about a month now. He seemed a little lonely, so I picked up a friend (blackish/brownish mystery snail with stripes) for him a couple of days ago. Well it turns out his friend is a girl and they started to get very friendly. I did a lot of research on raising mystery snail babies, and I think I got it all down. I couldn't find anything, however, on what color the babies will be. As I said earlier, the male is a golden, and the female is a black mystery snail with stripes.

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #2 
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There is no such thing as black with mystery snails. It would have to be dark striped green.or dark striped purple which looks black in different spectrum of light. If I recall right, both are dominant genes. The babies should.inherit both colors but may also inherit.other colors from.their grandparents.
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Not sure what color this counts as, but this is her
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Try holding her under bright light and see if her shell looks green or purple. Brown is possible though it looks green to me. The wild form is green.
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I guess it looks a little greenish

So the babies will look like her?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #6 
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Most.likely. Dominant colors from grandparents will also be inherited. I did have an ivory and a gold that mated producing 50:50 ratio of both colors.
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Okay, thank you so much!
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