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It's been done but how? Solid magenta mystery snails

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:58 am
by Sumthinsfishie
It's been a long while since I've been on here but recently got back in to my mystery snails again after a 2 year break. I know it's been done before and I've seen them, very rarely but I know they exist....the solid colored magenta!

I currently have LSP w/ dark foot and magenta w/ light foot. All snails were from the same colored parents along with grandparents so I know the history. I'm wondering if I add ivory or blue in for more generations if that will remove the stripes and eventually produce solid magentas?

Anyone have any pointers?

It's GREAT to be back!

Re: It's been done but how? Solid magenta mystery snails

PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:43 pm
by pbgroupie
IMPO, adding ivory will give you lighter shells, and the blue is a clear or ivory shell with a dark foot, so that's not much help either. Keep breeding the colors you like, but you'll have to do a lot of isolation early. With the females storing sperm up to a year, and most males maturing at 4 months and females around 6 months, it's going to be a challenge. It takes at least 6 months to determine final she'll color, and that can be affected by the environment (food, temperature, water conditions, overcrowding). I admire your enthusiasm and wish you luck!

Re: It's been done but how? Solid magenta mystery snails

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:26 pm
by Sumthinsfishie
Thank you! I'll give this a shot and will hopefully post some results with pics. Mystery snails are AWESOME!