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April
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Username: jumpingtadpoles

Post Number: 1377
Registered: 07-2005


Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 09:51 pm:       

I am just wondering what size a brig needs to be to begin laying??
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debbs
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Username: debbs95

Post Number: 1580
Registered: 01-2004


Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 10:19 pm:       

Mine have bred as early as 12 weeks at about quarter size. I've heard of them starting as early as 5wks.

As snails grow at different growth rates, I'd personally go by the age of sexual maturity.
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Debra Ann
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Username: debraann

Post Number: 1072
Registered: 06-2004


Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 10:21 pm:       

Size and maturity have nothing to do with each other.

There's not a certain time or age that brigs begin laying clutches.

At times, their first clutch may not produce anything, but sometimes they do.

It just a wait and see type of situation.

Good luck, Debra
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April
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Username: jumpingtadpoles

Post Number: 1393
Registered: 07-2005


Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 02:20 am:       

Debra and Debbs,

Thank you for the luck, seems to be working
This afternoon my blue and pink snails were mounting the ivory. I can't wait to see if anything comes out of it, although I don't know what I would do with the babies..
I do have a filter that may live long enough to raise a batch, but there is no heaters... guess I better start looking....
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9906
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 11:44 am:       

I must have gotten all the same sex snails from debbs and shari last summer, I have never seen any of them show any interest in each other or found any clutches.

Last weekend I bought my first snail. Petco got some "ivories" in that were stunning white so I bought one, and it was mobbed by all the others in the 55 within an hour and I couldn't see it under the pile-up until they broke up the next day. It was worse than when I drop a sinking algae wafer in, that only last for 8-10 hours.

If they were dogs, I would have taken the garden hose to them.

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April
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Username: jumpingtadpoles

Post Number: 1395
Registered: 07-2005


Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 08:58 pm:       

I kinda felt sorry for the little ivory, she is so much smaller then them, and seemed distraught that they kept trying to climb into her shell. She kept shaking them off, but they would climb right back on. My daughters thought it was hysterical though....
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Musicalfingers
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Username: musicalfingers

Post Number: 1502
Registered: 07-2005


Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 11:14 pm:       

I saw a little ivory (nickel size or so) chasing after a slightly larger black snail in PetsMart tonight. It was cute...the little ivory kept trying to catch up but the black wouldn't stop moving!
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