Notes on this species, behaviour, breeding etc relevant.
Eggs hatched in about 20 days at average 21C room temperature. The soil was kept quite moist. The parent wraps the egg chain into a tight ball during laying, securing the ball with a few rounds of slime thread. I unwrapped the egg package however, as I noticed some mold and had to wash the eggs. I also separated them from the chain. This had no effect on the embryos inside. After separation I kept the eggs on top of the soil, moistening them daily. Did the same for second batch that is now incubating.
I put the 2nd batch in with the hatched babies yesterday but just now noticed a few ruptured eggs, which were just fine yesterday. I suspect the babies might have nibbled them, saw a few climbing over the eggs. So they are back in separate boxes.
I see little poops in the baby box but I don't see any signs in the food that they have eaten. Offering same fare as for the parents. Fish pellets, lettuce, apple and cucumber now.
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My current snail family (& family album): A.achatina, A.fulica, A.hortensis, A.vulgaris C.nemoralis, C.lubrica D.invadens, E.vermiculata H.aspersa, H.pomatia L.alte, L.cinereoniger, L.maximus O.cellarius, R.decollata, T.pisana