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Old 08-13-2017, 04:21 PM   #1
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How Old When You Can Tell the Gender of a Mystery Snail

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I was wondering when you're able to tell the gender of a mystery snail? I have an older golden one who I've determined is a female, but she's bigger than a ping pong ball. My baby snails are still smaller than a ping pong ball.
Is there a certain size when one is able to tell?
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It all about position. Boys on top trying to penetrate they extend far out of the shell and you can see the penis and girls are usually underneath trying to shake them off.
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I see, so I'll just have to wait until they get old enough to start breeding. With my large female when she was crawling on the glass I was able to see she was a girl, but the little ones I can't tell at all. I can just wait.
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Sometimes when they are crawling on the front glass you can see up under the shell lip. Have you seen pics of what to look for?
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I believe so? I saw a picture on applesnail.net that helped, so I think it was correct.
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You can see the siphon and the penis sheath in this pic.
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That helps a lot. Thanks
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