Hey everybody! I've been on this forum since my mother bought me two Pomatias for my birthday, and proceeded to buy me four C. Nemoralis for Christmas. I may only be 12, but I know a lot about invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, fungi, Ecosystems and Science. My original snails are all dead , but my Cepaea lived on through hoards of shiny, white eggs. I was very surprised when I moved them from their terrarium and found over 100 eggs. I then proceeded to raise hundreds of babies, although they were unknowingly escaping or starving or being caught by ugly nematodes. My original snail was a large striped Nemoralis found in the wild named Sam. Sam passed away in the fall last year, but inspired me to ravage my parents ears with rants on how I needed more Gastropod friends. I raised 15+ snails to adulthood, 13 being donated to my school science teachers. Zebra and George are alive and well, along with a Hortensis I nicknamed Voldemort, Wild snails, like Rose, The Twins, Sunshine, Sandy, And Coconut. Zachary, Mustard, Cinnamon, Angel, Butterscotch, Shadow and Harvey will solely be missed..
Check out my gardening channel on YouTube, Taco's greenhouse.(my nickname is taco...)
Awesome! Another snail & carnivorous plant enthusiast! I unfortunately have lost some snails too (but after a few years its expected. Snails are not very long lived usually, at least not the "garden" ones) I just destroy my eggs normally, but after a bit of a die off I'm letting all my snails breed as much as they want this year. It should be entertaining.
I was going to say "On the bright side it looks like you live in a country where you can buy more snails" but I was suprised that there was no British accent in the videos...Where are you buying them from?
Ah, that makes sense. I've seen that cepaea is in a few parts of canada. I also heard about the pomatias in Ontario before, but wasn't sure if it was just someone keeping them as pets or if they were in the wild there.