July 11, 2020
Therefore, inside the cage to equip water (and if you allow the size – a fountain) and carefully dose of fresh air through regulating the size of vents. In this case, is unacceptable to leave large gaps for ventilation, for example, tightly closed terrarium with a piece of glass (in this case, the clam can move the window and climb out). At the bottom, place a damp (but not wet) soil, mix it with granular activated carbon in a ratio of 6:1-7:1. For decorating terrariums make good use of pieces of limestone bizarre. Folded pile in one corner of the cage, they will provide snails not only shelter but also necessary for the construction of the shell calcium. In dwelling snails need to maintain the highest possible purity. This will reduce the risk of animal nematodes, mites and other pathogens.
Suitable room temperature (20-23 C). Place the terrarium with snails is better in the immediate vicinity of the window, but out of reach of direct sunlight. In the evening hours, usually enough room light. In the use of special lamps required. Grape snails – herbivores, eating mostly live plants, inflicting considerable damage.
Decaying vegetation is in their diet only a small part. Diet snails in captivity may be limited to fruits and vegetables, which should be added to the terrarium as eating. Mollusks have very long digestive tract and the lack of appetite are rare. Pate from snails and other dishes to breed enough to have two mature individuals. Mating occurs in early spring (in the nature – after exiting hibernation). The ritual of courtship in snails quite long. Both mollusk become the "face" to each other so that the soles of their feet touching, and stretched horizontally. At this time, they touch each other with their tentacles. For mutual stimulation of partners shoot at each other so called "love darts", is an acute calcareous formation length of about 1 cm This provokes copulation. In favorable conditions, snails may mate several times a month. The clutch of several dozen white, enclosed in a hard shell eggs with a diameter of several millimeters, the snails are placed on wet ground, often in a pre-dug deeper. If you want to keep laying, parents, in order to avoid cannibalism, it is better to transplant into another container, and in trying to ensure continuity of climate. After 3-4 weeks, depending on soil temperature, the eggs hatch the tiny snails, a kind of miniature copies of adults. They crawl quickly to the cage and begin to live an independent life. Food for the them are grated vegetables and fruits. Diet of small snails desirable maximum diversity. Under suitable feeding conditions and high humidity, snails grow quickly and become sexually mature by the year.