new brigs egg hatcher set up

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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:18 am

Here is mine:
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Postby Snailnewbie on Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:51 pm

Love it when i do babies next time this looks like the way for me to go.Great post.Thanks,Heather
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Postby blb on Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:11 pm

What wonderful ideas! It looks like I will be making a hatchery!

Thanks again for the great idea!
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:29 pm

I modified mine a bit, because some stinkers in my tank kept upsetting it. Instead of putting the mess on legs I glued a little strip of styrofoam at each end. This way it will float with the container. Then on the outside of container I also glued a strip of styrofoam to keep it from completely tpping over. So far no one has tipped it. Will post pics soon.
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Postby MamaSnails05 on Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:53 am

Pammyjo.... do you put it inside your tank? We keep them on top of the light.

And I found some great containers called LOCK LOCK.... will post pic... they come with a grate in the bottom and the perfect size to fit on top of the light... The grate is kind of large holed so we cut plastic canvas to fit across it...and put small pieces of styrofoam for it to float on... the lids lock tight on the container... they seam to be working good so far.

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Postby MamaSnails05 on Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:17 am

here are the pic of the box and I also found a web site... will post that next....

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Postby MamaSnails05 on Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:22 am

they web site.... and I got this container... at my local supermarket... cheaper... but don't know if you can find them at your stores...

http://www.heritagemint.com/jump.jsp?it ... ductID=292

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Postby Pamelajo on Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:06 pm

Mamma, I do put mine in the tank. My lights are only on when I am home and the temp in the house fluctuates alot. This room has a wood stove. So at night and when we are not home temp is 66- 68 and when we are home anywhere between 70 and 76. That way they stay one temp all them time.
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Postby MamaSnails05 on Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:59 pm

ok... was thinkng about that after my post.... Could stableize the temp. Good Idea!!!! :yes:

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Postby jennifersnail on Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:17 pm

here's mine. that's an old tv it's sitting on, so it's very inefficient and emits a great deal of heat. bad for electircal wires, good for incubating. :)

i cut apart a 25 cent ziploc container so that instead of being a closed container, all that remained were the corners- giving it four legs. i also cut out the center of the lid so that only the frame remained. then i stretched a piece of fishnet over the top and put the lid on. the sack in the water is a bit of stocking holding some crushed coral.

the main container is just a 3 dollar critter keeper. the vents at the top allow air flow, but i covered them with a washcloth to keep humidity in. :)

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that's two brig clutches and a mostly crushed cana clutch in there..... and i just found another brig clutch this morning. anyobdy want some snails? :o :D
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Postby cosmo on Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:17 pm

I am amazed that you all do not have a problem with a lid on it. when ever I have closed my container the eggs rot. what do you think makes it so your eggs do not rot?
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Postby snailboom on Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:30 pm

The rotting would depend on what species of snail (i.e. brigs tend to do will in those; canas wouldn't) as well as your temperature because that affects how much evaporation you're getting. Also, it may help to pop the lid daily.
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Postby cosmo on Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:59 pm

I have both and mostly briggs. it is the briggs that rot on me in the container. I do not get it I have the worst luck even with soap dishes they stay plenty moist have air circulating and the temp is between 78-80F . any other suggestions? I usually only get a few snails from each clutch.
I have them also on a piece of syrofoam with a hole in the middle sitting on netting. I have it floating in the tank I do not leave the light on so that they do not get dried out.I have been at this for over a year and I would just like to get one clutch that turns grey and I get many snails out of it instead of just a few.
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Postby badflash on Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:56 pm

You sure the male is fertile or that you have a male? I can't say for sure, but I have heard that snails will lay egggs even if they have not mated.
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Postby cosmo on Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:49 pm

very sure I have males I watch them getting it on all the time that is all they seem to do.
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