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I lowered my tank water and I have mystery snail eggs. They have been on my glass for a month. How long does it take for them to hatch?
 
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Is there a way to tell if they are fertilized?
 

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Mine usually hatch in 1-2 weeks because I keep my water around 80 and there's lots of humidity. It can take up to a month though, so if the eggs are fertile they should hatch soon. Can you snap a picture?
 
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The last pic is one that appeared this morning
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How old are each of those clutches?

If you'd like, I can post pics as my clutches develop. I just hatched one last night (should have snapped a pic but didn't... oh well). One on my snails laid a new clutch this morning and I have another incubating right now. They might give you something to compare it too and a better timeline.
 
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Yes. I would appreciate that. The pic of three are 1 month old. The other was laid this morning.
 

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All 3 of them are over a month old? My guess is either they werent fertile or died somehow.

In my pic, the big one was laid this morning and the small one last weekend. Ill post a new picture every few days so you can see the color change etc

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Canaculus said:
FYI, you should always leave the eggs on the glass. Better chance of survival.
Not always true... My snails like to lay the eggs on the hood next to the light, but the light gets really hot and I can't turn it off because of the plants.
 
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Oh. I thought that taking them off the glass was the better thing. They laid some more yesterday. I now have 5 clutches and I took them off this morning to an incubator.
 

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fjh said:
Not always true... My snails like to lay the eggs on the hood next to the light, but the light gets really hot and I can't turn it off because of the plants.
Well, if you can you should always leave them where their layed. Every time I took them off they didn't hatch but when I left them on they hatched everytime. This isn't just my opinion either.

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Oh. I thought that taking them off the glass was the better thing. They laid some more yesterday. I now have 5 clutches and I took them off this morning to an incubator.
Could we see some pics?
 

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Canaculus said:
Well, if you can you should always leave them where their layed. Every time I took them off they didn't hatch but when I left them on they hatched everytime. This isn't just my opinion either.



Could we see some pics?
huh, that's strange. Are you sure you were providint them with the correct environment? I usually get 90%+ hatch rate whether I remove them or let them stay.
 

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pic of my eggs from this morning (for comparison). Ill snap a pic every few days for you.
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Update for the OP
you can see how mine are starting to darken a bit and getting more grey / less pink.
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I think taking mine out of the tank was a mistake. The one I left on the tank looks like yours but the others don’t.
 

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Monee said:
I think taking mine out of the tank was a mistake. The one I left on the tank looks like yours but the others don’t.
It sounds like maybe you werent keeping them humid enough?
Just before they hatch they will turn grey and blotchy.
 
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It sounds like maybe you werent keeping them humid enough?
Just before they hatch they will turn grey and blotchy.
Just keep sending pictures please. It is helping me to understand and I appreciate it
 

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You can float your incubator in your tank to keep warm and mist the eggs with tank water to help not to dry out. Leave them covered for better humidity, give some air once or twice a day. I just hatched two clutches last week in a floating incubator. Hatched in about 15 days. Good luck!
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