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kaden
03-31-2012, 05:37 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/6887308454_36fa22980b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/penguinkaty/6887308454/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/penguinkaty/6887308454/) by Penguin KaDen (http://www.flickr.com/people/penguinkaty/), on Flickr
I'm excited and torn because I don't know what to do with them. I can't possibly let them hatch into my main tank; it's WAY too small to handle a full load of snail babies. I'm thinking of breaking off the main bulk of them and leaving just a few left hanging, then I'm going to try and hatch the rest separately in a container of some sort. If a substantial amount survive, I'll set up a tank for them.

This is pretty exciting for me because the mother, a golden mystery snail, escaped one day and sat out for 14 or more hours, but still survived. Very exciting for me. :)

emenken4
03-31-2012, 05:51 PM
That's awesome! Do you know what color the male is? I have some eggs that are about 2 weeks old, the female is gold, not sure about the male.

Not sure if you need it, but if found this link very helpful:

http://www.squidoo.com/Mystery_Snails

It has a part near the bottom on moving the eggs as well. Good luck with raising them!!

kaden
03-31-2012, 06:05 PM
Yeah, he's dark brown with black stripes and a grey-blue foot. So who knows what they'll end up like!

dejlig
03-31-2012, 08:28 PM
Congrats, you must be doing something right!

kaden
03-31-2012, 10:49 PM
Thanks! Here are the parents.

The mother:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0wibwNltr1rreqeoo1_500.jpg

The father:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0uodbBlO11rreqeoo1_500.jpg

I'm going to rig up an incubator for the eggs and in a week or so, I should be able to see whether there are babies developing inside. If they turn out to be fertile, I'll set up a really simple tank for the babies to grow in and then I guess I'll have a zillion baby snails, lol!