Sunday, October 17, 2010


I think I may finally have the basis for a breeding group of yellow ramshorn snails.  Which is to say i have at least two of them, possibly three.  I think I can safely assume that the lack of red body pigment is a recessive gene.  But on the up side ramshorns are hermaphrodites so any two can start the true-breeding line, although I am leaving a brown ramshorn in with them so I can select out the yellow ones and avoid massive inbreeding.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Alby junior?

After the passing of Alby, the white ramshorn snail, it seemed that he hadn;t managed to leave any little Alby's--or at least none that shared his color.  However now, quite a few months later, a couple of recent snails look like they might take after him/her! I'll be keeping an eye on them :)