It is with great joy and bafflement that I announce… I am a snail mother again!
To be 100% accurate, whether this is an accident or on purpose remains to be seen. If they are Cornu Aspersum, I goofed and missed a clutch. If they are Otala Lactea, I also goofed and missed a clutch but in the sense that it was a clutch I absolutely wanted to save and raise. I’ve been trying hard to breed my milkies, just one clutch, with no luck. And I guess they managed it. I’m 99% sure these are milks.
They suddenly hatched in a tank that had had no snails for like three weeks. I freaked. This tank had soil and a million tiny corners for babies to hide in. It was so hard to get as many as I could. Immediately I fed and watered them. And now I’m crossing my fingers.
If they are Cornu Aspersum then they are the last children of my very ailing last snail from my original group, who is still alive but barely. Like the two remaining milk snails, he is finally mite free, but terribly weak. I think they are most likely the children of the two milkies who had been mating right before switching tanks. I checked the soil, but still, clearly I missed them.
So it’s good news? Maybe? They managed to hatch so I’m gonna give them their best shot. 🤷♀️