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Mystery Snail Eggs

Discussion in 'Snails' started by abarb, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. abarbWell Known MemberMember

    I found some mystery snail eggs. I scraped them off the glass and put them in a closed jar with a wet paper towel floating in the tank. Should I do anything else? How long do they usually take to hatch?
  2. Magz2019New MemberMember

    Usually 2-4 weeks until they hatch. Just keep them moist and make sure you dont drown them.

  3. abarbWell Known MemberMember

    Does high humidity or temperature make them hatch faster? I made sure the paper towel wasn’t too wet.

  4. Magz2019New MemberMember

    Not that I know of. They will still take 2-4 weeks.
  5. abarbWell Known MemberMember

  6. Magz2019New MemberMember

    No, they do not mature until they are at least 1 inch or bigger.
  7. abarbWell Known MemberMember

    I have 1 mystery snail that is 1.5-2 inches and 3 that are less than one inch. I’ve had the larger one a few months and the small ones about 1 month. How did they have eggs if 3 of them aren’t mature?
  8. Magz2019New MemberMember

    Did you get them in a tank with a bunch of other snails? Mystery snail females can store sperm up to a year, and lay eggs whenever the parameters are just right.
  9. abarbWell Known MemberMember

    I did get it from a tank with other snails but it was also less than 1 inch when I got it and it grew very quickly.
  10. AquaBluMomNew MemberMember

    Mystery Snails will surprise you. You need to make sure there’s air getting into the jar. The clutch (eggs) need air.
    Since it’s the first clutch they may or may not hatch. Humidity and warmth are good for the clutch.
  11. abarbWell Known MemberMember

    I have been opening the jar about 1 hour every day and spraying water every few minutes to make sure it doesn’t completely dry.
    The eggs have a very strong kind of rotten smell. Does this mean they won’t hatch?