My snails have been doing reasonably well. I now have a total of 40 or so Pomatia babes, which I am raising with as much care as you can imagine. I’ve decided to keep them all, including a new clutch that was just laid, and is about 30% bigger than the last (not the amount of eggs but the size of them, which is… eggsciting 🥁). I really adore them. I think my stress levels would be higher without these little animals.
When I clean their tanks, I really take my time, sometimes up to two hours, and do it very calmly and carefully. Afterwards I feel so satisfied and relaxed.
Here are some photos taken after recent cleanings.
With the exception of the newborn Poms, I keep all my snails together, from the Helix Pomatias to the Cornu Aspersum to the Otala Lactea and Bulimulus Guadalupensis. They seem quite happy and have finally begun to thrive.