I am looking for Cepaea hortensis/nemoralis in the USA, I have never seen this species in Missouri. I have only been able to find snails that look like my current babies. I would be thrilled to have another species of snail to add to my family. If anyone comes across them, please let me know.
Hi there I live in Mass and recently aquired nemoralis snails (possibly hortensis as well, some are juveniles so I don't know for sure yet). These snails are wild caught so they are still adjusting to new foods etc. Should they adjust enough and happen to lay eggs I would be more than willing to hatch them for you. I personally would rather not send you any wild ones as I have no more room to house new ones to make sure they are healthy before sending them out(not to mention they are taking quite some time to adjust to new foods, a hatchling would in all probability be much easier to feed). Unfortunately I have no way of knowing if and when they ever would lay eggs =/
I am very happy to see you have these pretty little snails! I am very exited. I was hoping to have this species very soon before wintertime, and I am certainly ready for them.
If you are not comfortable sending wild snails, I understand. But if it is any reassurance, my snails are wild too, and they have adjusted very well and are eating like crazy. I woulden't mind helping the wild snails adjust to captivity myself. I know shipping is a little stressful for them, but once they are here with me they can relax and be comfortable. And you woulden't need to worry about finding a place to keep them.
Otherwise, if you still don't want to send wild snails, just keep me updated about if they decide to lay some eggs for you. Thank you so much.