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In what "season" do water snails lay their eggs? In the summer? Spring? Every 100 days? Answered

Also, is their a way to encourage them to lay eggs? I have two glass vases with bamboo in them, each contains one snail. They don't need to have a partner to mate, so I am hoping each snail will populate each vase.

Thanks!


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Re-design (author)2009-12-12

What kind of snails do you have?

Not all snails are "true" hermaphoradites.  Read this web site under the heading "Life Cycle".  I found similar references in several websites and this reinforces what I remember from by biology classes years ago.  Some are definable as one sex or the other and need a partner to get the ball rolling so to speak.

You may need to put them together for your project to work.

Regardless you need to do specific research (googling) for the exact type of snails you have.

Good luck.

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Arbitror (author)Re-design2009-12-12

 Well, my snails just "magically appeared" in my other tank, probably from eggs on plants I bought awhile back. So I don't know the species. They are pretty boring colored, a brownish grey.

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Arbitror (author)Arbitror2009-12-19

I'm pretty sure they're ramshorn snails.

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lemonie (author)2009-12-11

(Garden) snails do need another snail for mating (even though they are hermaphoradites). Normally in spring/summer.

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Arbitror (author)lemonie2009-12-11

I'm pretty sure aquatic snails can, but I'll have to check.

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cyberpageman (author)2009-12-11

 Search "water snail life cycle"

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