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genetic compatibility?

Postby teff on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:35 am

are all species of snails compatible, i.e., can they interbreed? For example, canni with marisa, garden snail with aspersum? I have seen a flat white-lipped garden snail mating with a regular garden snail.
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Re: genetic compatibility?

Postby pbgroupie on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:55 am

Certain apple snails can successfully breed with other apple snails such as spixi with marissa. Aquatic snails and land snails cannot breed with each other.
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Re: genetic compatibility?

Postby wolf1 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:38 pm

Hi pbgroupie,
thanks a lot, that´s interesting to know. There really are fertile descendants of Asolene spixi x Marisa cornuarietis?? Quite different genus, after all....... . How do the hybrids look like?
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Re: genetic compatibility?

Postby pbgroupie on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:02 am

Search posts by terrybryant and there are pics
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