Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

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Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by beautifullybrooke » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:59 pm

I have about 16 little snails I got about 4 days ago from Walmart. They are just your common little pond snail, used as food for my two gsp. I had just moved the snails and their dirty water into a bowl so I could clean out their tank and noticed little groupings of squishy clear spheres all seemingly glued together and also to the tank wall. They have small little dots in the middle of each. I decided to pour the water and snails back in until I figured out if these were fertilized snail eggs. If so, what kind of care do they need and when can I expect baby snails?

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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by bertie 83 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:02 pm

Sounds like snail eggs. They will take care of their selves. I am not sure how long they take to hatch but someone will soon pop in and answer that one lol
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by sevenyearnight » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:30 pm

Here is an article on snail breeding: library/feeding/basic-snail-breeding/
And here is a thread about it that may cover potential problems: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27597&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=Speed
It's a great idea to have a tank set up to breed snails, almost a necessity!
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:50 pm

Yep you got snail eggs. No clue how long they will take to hatch though. I never paid that close attention
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by RVS » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:26 pm

7 to 10 days to have "normal" baby snails! they will burrow on the substrate and you will see them when they reach 2 or 3 mm!

Lucky you!

By the way, some snails reproduce by parthenogenesis, so when they become adults don't need a girl or a boy to have babies, they can do it by them selves :shock:
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by Flutter » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:36 pm

I don't think the most common species that humans keep do though (i.e. ponds and ramshorns). They're hermaphrodites and can store sperm IIRC.
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by RVS » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:54 pm

that's a fact, 100% right hehehe
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by RTR » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:34 am

But MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails) are partehogenic females. They are terrible pests if you keep puffers as they are not suited to feeding with their ultra-hard shells.
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by Flutter » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:40 am

Neat!
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by RVS » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:55 am

Yeah These snails (MTS) are a pain in the puff...ss, only with snail traps..
Could an anentome Helena destroy them?
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by tropicshell » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:30 am

Hey friend please share about Fertile Eggs. They are live? :) :P
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Re: Did My Snails Lay Fertile Eggs?

Post by bertie 83 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:48 am

This is an old thread. If you wish to find out more why not start a topic? Snails are easily bred
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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