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Old 03-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #1 
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sulawesi snails

I just wanted to know if they reproduce alone like other snails or need a mate?
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #2 
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They need a mate. All snails need a mate, but some are hermaphrotites. They also only have one baby at a time.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #3 
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Some snails ive heared reproduce alone
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No animal can reproduce alone except for a few rare parenthrogenic (self cloning) species, snails are not one.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #5 
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Some snails ive heared reproduce alone
This is just a case of the female carrying already fertilized eggs and dropping them in the new aquarium. These snails are not hermaphrodites and do need a mate to reproduce. If you get a pregnant female, then you will have babies, but if you get a lone male you will not get babies.

You should check out this thread. It's made by one of our members here who has been keeping these snails for over a year now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:40 PM   #6 
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What? There are no hermaphroditic snails? I could have sworn pond snails reproduce without a mate!
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #7 
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What? There are no hermaphroditic snails? I could have sworn pond snails reproduce without a mate!
I have to second this o_O Pond snails and a couple others I thought were dual-sexed and could reproduce on their own.
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Unless it is a parthenogenetic animal (which are very rare), no animal can reproduce on its own!

Even a basic understanding of biology teaches us that sperm+egg=baby. A single animal, even hermaphrodites, can not reproduce on its own. I do own a self cloning crayfish though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #9 
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I thought that since hermaphrodite = male + female parts = self-fertilization? *Headtilt; shot.* Huh. I learned something today then o0
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:39 AM   #10 
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Your probably thinking of malaysian trumpet snails, pond snails and ramshorn snails. Those are the ones that tend to overrun tanks.

I dont think rabbit snails lay eggs - they give birth to live young
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