View Full Version : mystery snail how do you tell the sex

05-31-2007, 8:04 PM
How do you tall if you have a male ore female mystery snail. I have two a gold and a black can the cross breed

05-31-2007, 8:25 PM
Mystery snails are all the same species, so they can and will breed. You can find out about sexing snails on applesnail.net, but the only way I have experience with is waiting til they mate (assuming there's a male and female present)

06-01-2007, 7:58 AM
http://www.applesnail.net/content/anatomy/reproduction.php shows the difference between males and females, the penissheath on the male. It's not the easiest thing to check though. I never could tell with mine and I never caught them laying eggs in the act so I never could tell which of my three was a female. If you see them in the mating process, the male is on the females shell.

Shane Reynolds
06-02-2007, 3:38 PM
Boys have a penis; girls have a vagina.

06-03-2007, 12:00 AM
Boys have a penis; girls have a vagina.

I went to that website on the apple snails and I had to have one look at this. It is the biggest snail I have ever seen in my life.

06-03-2007, 12:22 AM

Here's a photo of my male and female doing their thing I guess you could say. Ill be blunt and say his penis is what I outlined in red. :)

06-03-2007, 1:40 AM
The male will always be on top, his penis is on the right top of the mantle cavity.

06-03-2007, 8:55 AM
hehehe.. Becca has snail porn! :D

06-03-2007, 1:54 PM
I really don't think you would want to breed snails. :D There will be so many that the tank will explode. :D

Ok, it is fun. Just buy a biiiig tank. :)