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TxBabyCat
04-20-2010, 08:22 AM
My Blue Apple snails have finally connected. Well, that was my fault that they hadn't..LOL

I had split the snails in different tanks when I got them all, they have all been growing well, had some casualties along the way and I now have 9 in all. Nothing was ever happening, like eggs. About 5 of these snails are already golfball size. So I moved 2 of my big ones and put in the 55g with the other 5 in there and within about 2 days, I found a cluster of eggs.. :Whoa: so I realized I just had the same sexes in the tanks I had put them in.
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So I swapped 2 more snails from 2 more tanks that I had 2 snails in... well almost immediatly 2 of the large snails connected. They stayed stuck together for about an hour and the female dragged the male all over the tank stuck to her..LOL So should see a cluster of eggs from her soon too. Thought I would share the pics :)

bhughes
04-20-2010, 08:37 AM
:sunny: Congrats

TxBabyCat
04-20-2010, 08:42 AM
Thanks BHughes :) Did all your little babies live when yours had their babies?

alta678
04-20-2010, 09:15 AM
WooHoo!! Pictures of snail sex! Seriously Micki, those are some really great pictures. Thanks for posting them.

AbovetheStorm
04-20-2010, 10:21 AM
cool (not sure what else to say) lol, any chance you will be selling the babies at a later date in time?

EAST_TX_RN
04-20-2010, 11:36 AM
I can even see their eyes! Congrats on the breeding! I have babies all over the place!

mrsadler
04-20-2010, 04:07 PM
Wow! Congrats!:hehe:

bhughes
04-20-2010, 05:47 PM
Not all but alot I had 2 egg clusters at the same time one hatch on their own the other I had to help. I got info online it explained helping the eggs hatch. I got a bunch now. I have had a few more egg clusters that never did hatch I don't know why. Good Luck with yours!!!!:)

TxBabyCat
04-20-2010, 09:03 PM
I will be selling babies when they are good size, sounds like Bhughes will have some for sale also sooner.

Thanks Sue for the compliment on the pics :)

bhughes
04-21-2010, 06:08 AM
what about the king betta fish?? are you going to breed them ? :D

R2 Ranch
04-21-2010, 06:11 AM
Great Job!!!!:)

pam916
04-21-2010, 06:56 AM
Congrats!

Haiven
04-21-2010, 08:44 AM
Micki, you inspired me. I went and gathered my orange eyed magenta mystery snails and put them together in a tank.

OMG, it looked like a snail orgy!

cochito2
04-23-2010, 01:37 AM
i currently have two clutches of eggs,about how long to hatch?

TxBabyCat
04-24-2010, 05:44 PM
roflmaoNancy... yeah they connect really quick.

Bhughes... I was thinking about breeding those 2 Kings, he's always building bubble nest.

Jaun it takes them about 2-3 wks it says and they need humidity or they will dry out and not hatch.

I have a second clutch as well now.

TxBabyCat
04-30-2010, 09:20 AM
Well, I saw the new eggs on the 20th and Wednesday night they were hatching, so that was 9 days to hatch time.

I removed the clutch, put them in a Beanie Baby Container. I put half water in there and added an old small filter and propped it up and layed the clutch on top of it just above the water.

Watched them with a magnifying glass and I helped them a little bit with a toothpick to break free. I think I have about 30-40. Looking at them, they are so tiny and their shells are transparent and they have little black specks all over them. I put them my 29g that I just redid. Here's a pic of them down in the gravel... sooo cute and tiny!

alta678
04-30-2010, 09:23 AM
I am so impressed with your picture taking skills! Thanks so much for posting and let us know when you are ready to sell some!