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Old 02-22-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Talking Mystery snail laid eggs, now what?

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So my Mystery Snail and Inca Snail got together and laid eggs last night without falling out of the tank!! What should I do now?

From what I can gather I can reduce or remove the clutch of eggs. With having said that, could I remove all of the eggs and stick them to the edge of a plastic container with some water below in it? The only problem is there will be no heat or airstone.

I want to at least keep some of them just to watch the process but if I cant transplant them, I can't keep them all as they will overload my tank. Thanks!

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You can remove them by sliding a piece of cardboard or stiff paper under the egg sack. If you want to reduce them cut with a clean razor blade or sharp knife. Each sack can have from 30 to a hundred babies so take that into consideration when deciding to hatch. You can dampen a sponge and set the eggs on top of it. Put in a plastic container like a butter bowl. Then just set the lid on top of it and do not snap down. They will hatch at room temp. You can float them in the tank to keep the temp up if you want. I have taped the container to the side of the tank and let it float before. Add a little water to the bottom of the container to keep the sponge moist. You can also keep it on damp paper towels. One thing to remember is that the higher the temp the quicker they will hatch. It takes about 2 weeks at room temp.
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