Were my snails mating? Question 

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I think my new mystery snails may have been mating. Please click on the youtube link. Thanks

 

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I can't tell from the video. Mystery snails mate by the male mounting the female, but males are known to mate other males or just walk over them and it will look like they are mounting.

Sorry I can't be more specific.
 
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How can i tell the difference between male and female. They were stuck together for like 5 minutes
 

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You would have to go to https://www.applesnail.net and look at the pictures there to see if you could tell. You have to get them at specific angles and hope to see the right thing. I have never been able to tell a male from a female in person.
 
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Okay thanks
 

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Good morning,

Click on the link below and check out the signature in Rainman's post. It has photos of the male and female snail.


Ken
 
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I did Thanks! I still can't tell because they are always moving!
 

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redsoxfan320 said:
I did Thanks! I still can't tell because they are always moving!
If you hold them out of the water for awhile they will try to right themselves. Wait until they try to do this and then you should be able to see up and into the shell.
 
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