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PostSubject: Help please!   Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:23 am

Finally my apple snails have laid some eggs, the problem is they've laid them on the lid of the tank next to the lights, have just been reading the other posts about keeping them moist. Do you think they will have dried out already as they've been there 7 days and have a white appearance? or should I try moving them?
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PostSubject: white egg shells   Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:51 am

If they have gone white then the babies are ready to hatch. If they are by the lights they may be a bit dry. Pull the eggmass off the tank it should be done gently butit comes away quite easily. Use a cocktail stick dampened with tank water and break each shell open. Pick out the babies and drop them inot the tank onto plants for preference as some fish ejoy a baby snail snack as they are quite small or put them in another tank on their own. These tiny creatures are very strong for their size but even so care should be taken when handling. I hope you have good luck and lots of babies Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help please!   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:04 am

May be best poking just one single egg with a cocktail stick before you pull off the egg mass to see if they are ready - as you can't stick them back if they're not! Shocked I'm a fan of leaving eggs where they are - often snails find the right spot to lay. If they are only 7 days old, chances are they are not ready yet. Are they really white/slightly translucent or just light pink?
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