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mystery snail how do you tell the sex

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by christopherhick, May 31, 2007.

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    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
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    Boys have a penis; girls have a vagina.
     
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    Thanks
    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.
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    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. :)
     
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    The male will always be on top, his penis is on the right top of the mantle cavity.
     
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    hehehe.. Becca has snail porn! :D
     
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    ILOVEBETTAS It's Cory Lover's cat!

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    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. :)
     

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