Just wondering if its safe to assume now that this species has died out completly in captivity, or has it just become incredably rare? does anyone know anywhere/one that keeps them? zoo's, etc..
I know Yurii Yashin and someone in Italy did have them, and that Andreas Leiß distributed them to a lot of people around Europe (including Yurii's one's) but they seem to have dissapeared completly? maybe theyre difficult to breed in captivity? they have never been offered since have they? no one on here keeps them do they?
I'll certainly try to get this species back into captivity next year, would a lot of people be interested in keeping and attempting breeding them if i were able to?
I would but tbh considering they're so rare, I doubt I'd be able to afford them if they were as pricey as the megas and such Sod's law - got the time and the space next year, but never have the cash *lol*
If they were available i'd imagine they'd be around the same price as margies, tigers etc.. that are wc from Africa, maybe around £10-20 each. The price depends on how many that can be sent, shipping costs, payment methods, etc.. so they could be cheaper, i wont know until i find someone that can get them.
This is quite an old thread. In the last year or so theres been quite a few albopicta available, they were imported from Kenya into Germany, and have bred well there. I have 5 captive bred subadults at the moment that are doing well. They are a very nice species, and are quite active.
I keep my ones heated, and quite humid. They are from East Africa, so in theory it should be ok to keep them like fulica and iredalei, slightly less warm and humid than West African species (like tigers, marginata etc..)
This is a very old thread, but thought I would post here. It's been a long time since I was on the forum. I had decided that once my last two albopictas died, I would no longer have snails...however I've been in hospital and my husband was looking after my animals and I have come home to many baby snails...I don't know how many yet, but between 20 and 100. I have separated them, but I'm at a loss at what to do. I know I don't want to harm the snails or the environment, but I doubt I can keep so many. I live in Spain, not many people interested in giant snails around me. I wish I lived closer, I would willingly give baby albopictas to snail lovers that would look after them.
I know this thread is old, but for anyone wondering, I have tons of baby albopictas, that will be for sale in the UK in the coming months. Its a shame you can find homes for yours, Vida I've ended up with tons of baby fulica because of that.