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Apr. 21st, 2008 02:57 pm
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I purchased another snail a while ago to hopefully breed with my Marisa Cornuarietis (my Giant Ramshorn snail). She had been laying eggs regularly since we got her, but they were never fertilized because we didn't have another of her species in the tank (our other apple snails were incompatible). Apparently, the new snail (called "Luke") was successful. The eggs that were laid have grown very large, are clear, and have little tiny snails inside that you can see moving. I expect them to hatch this week or next. If anyone wants them for their tank, you're welcome to one (or two). They're not invasive, like the little ramshorns. They're big and beautiful and a real trip to watch. They keep the tank clean, too.

Gill and I went to the school today to water my strawberries. They're finally turning red! I wish they were a little bigger, but I suppose that's the best I can expect for their first year, and in such extreme conditions (the winter was tough for them-- and my sanity). I intend to give one to Mrs. Hudock, the TAG teacher (our gifted program). She was my TAG teacher when I was in elementary school, and she has since become a cool peer. She started tomato plants inside over the winter, and gave me her second ripe cherry tomato. :-)

Gill picked a bouquet of violets while I was watering the plants, and asked if we could take them to my Mom at work. We did, making her day. Afterward, we planted some red sunflowers and played on her swing. Totally freaking awesome day so far.

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Apr. 21st, 2008 02:57 pm
parhelli0n: (Default)
I purchased another snail a while ago to hopefully breed with my Marisa Cornuarietis (my Giant Ramshorn snail). She had been laying eggs regularly since we got her, but they were never fertilized because we didn't have another of her species in the tank (our other apple snails were incompatible). Apparently, the new snail (called "Luke") was successful. The eggs that were laid have grown very large, are clear, and have little tiny snails inside that you can see moving. I expect them to hatch this week or next. If anyone wants them for their tank, you're welcome to one (or two). They're not invasive, like the little ramshorns. They're big and beautiful and a real trip to watch. They keep the tank clean, too.

Gill and I went to the school today to water my strawberries. They're finally turning red! I wish they were a little bigger, but I suppose that's the best I can expect for their first year, and in such extreme conditions (the winter was tough for them-- and my sanity). I intend to give one to Mrs. Hudock, the TAG teacher (our gifted program). She was my TAG teacher when I was in elementary school, and she has since become a cool peer. She started tomato plants inside over the winter, and gave me her second ripe cherry tomato. :-)

Gill picked a bouquet of violets while I was watering the plants, and asked if we could take them to my Mom at work. We did, making her day. Afterward, we planted some red sunflowers and played on her swing. Totally freaking awesome day so far.

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