How long does it steal for snails?...?
to have babys?
Someone said the have them on their own, someone said they need to mate, I dont know I a moment ago wanna know how long does it take and what are the requirements they need?
I want baby snails =(
If you enjoy pond snails, just leave them alone - they will reproduce, don't worry!
Prior to reproduction, most land snails perform a ritual courtship previously mating. This may last anywhere between two and twelve hours. Prolific breeders, pulmonate land snails inseminate respectively other in pairs to internally fertilize their ova. Each brood may consist of up to 100 eggs.
Pulmonate land snails and slugs have a reproductive first on one side of the body, near the front, through which the outer reproductive organs are extruded so that exchange of sperm can take place. After this, fertilization occurs and the eggs develop.
Garden snails bury their eggs within shallow topsoil primarily while the weather is warm and damp, usually 5 to 10 cm down, digging beside their foot. Egg sizes differ between species, from a 3 mm diameter in the grove snail to a 6 cm diameter in the Giant African Land Snail. After 2 to 4 weeks of favorable weather, these eggs hatch and the young emerge. Snails may lay eggs as normally as once a month.
The snail's shell develops while it is still an embryo; it is, however, very weak, and needs an on the spot supply of calcium. Newly hatched snails obtain this by eating the egg from which they hatch. Baby snails cannibalizing other eggs, even unhatched ones, has been recorded. Promptly after they are finished ingesting their egg casing, they crawl upwards through the small tunnel remaining from when their parent dug their nest. At this stage, the young are almost completely transparent and colorless. Their shell is generally slightly smaller than the egg they hatched from, but their niglets length when out of their shell is slightly greater than the egg diameter. After a few weeks, the snails will begin to show their first tinge of color, usually slightly blue, in the past they turn their adult color. Roughly three months after they have hatched, they will look resembling miniature versions of their mature kin. They will continue to grow, normally for two to three years, until they reach adult size, although there own been confirmed recordings of snails growing amazingly fast - becoming even bigger than their parents surrounded by little more than a month. Irrespective of their rate of growth, however, it will still take at least 1 year before they are sexually grow.
The egg mass of a freshwater pulmonate snail, attached to a solid surface.
Freshwater species matingThere have been hybridizations of snails; although these do not occur commonly within the wild, in captivity they can be coaxed into doing so.
Parthenogenesis has also be noted in certain species.
Freshwater pond snails do not lay their eggs surrounded by the ground, but instead they attach them to something solid, or in some genera they carry the eggs internally until they hatch, a form of vivipary.
You do not want to introduce snails from a pond or creek into your aquarium. They reproduce like crazy and the dead shells they quit behind will be a problem for you too.
As far as landed snails. The French eat them. Here, we step on them.
They breed like crazy!!
they are such a pain!
that's while I only preserve one