There are two main types that are kept as pets,
land snails and freshwater snails. These different
types of snails require different temperatures to
lay eggs. In general, keep your tank at or above
room temperature (75°F or 24°C) but out of direct
sunlight. For both types, water is most important
for egg laying.
Land snails need moist soil and leaves to hide
their eggs under. Use a spray bottle to mist
their terrarium once every few days.
Freshwater snails lay their eggs at the edge of
ponds so you should provide a shallow pool for
your snail. Clear the edge of the pool of leaves
and dirt for them to lay eggs on the smooth side
of the pool.
Second, how many snails do you have?
Most land and freshwater snails are
hermaphrodites – this means that both boy and girl
snails lay eggs. Some don’t need another snail
to fertilize them, but having more than one snail
will make it more likely that they lay eggs and
that those eggs will hatch more snails.
Third, where are you looking for the
eggs? Land snails hide their eggs in dirt or
under leaves. Look for large round and
translucent eggs, either by themselves or in
big clumps. Freshwater snails lay their eggs in
the water, where they drift to the edges of the
pool in clumps. Their eggs are usually smaller and
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