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    Default Blue & Golden P. corneus...

    Finally got some interesting snails without spots in the mantle, that looks like golden shell...



    I am trying to cross breed them with blue, to obtain non-spotted blue snails...


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    You REALLY like your snails don't you? I think the spotted blue ones look great!

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    Lovely snails. I would love to have my own blue snails one day, even the ones with a spot!
    Thanks for sharing your pics. Goodluck with trying to breed non-spotted snail friends for your self.

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    Blue ones are quite easy to get here...

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    Of course he likes his snails, he actually has great videos of them. Thank you for sharing agian

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    Hi Xema, nice to see you here ...


    I really think it's very difficult to get blue non-spotted planorbis ... Spots are part of the body of dark snails, as you have said, of the mantle, not on their shells ... the same thing happens with brown planorbis, you can't get a brown baby planorbis with no spots ...

    When they are young, dark-bodied planorbis have spots under their shell, but as they grow bigger, their shell gets thicker and so the spots are less visible, even they eventually "disappear" ...

    So nice your first pic, that's an unusual colour ... It has dark body, so it is supposed to have spots .... but in my opinion it is not as dark as it should be to have them, compare it with the blue planorbis on its side, and it also seems the snail is quite grown, not a young one (more transparent shell) ... Non-spotted planorbis are born with no spots ....


    I have many blue non-spotted planorbis, but when they are young, they all have spots .... As the shell gets thicker, the spots disappear ... They have beautiful blueish shells when they grow up ...


    Good luck with your little ones ...

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    Hi Gaua,

    Hi Xema, nice to see you here ...
    That must be said by me...

    I really think it's very difficult to get blue non-spotted planorbis ... Spots are part of the body of dark snails, as you have said, of the mantle, not on their shells
    Yeah, I discovered this fact due to you...

    But I am not sure if spots are related with the colour of the mantle...
    Of course, all my blue ones leave to show spottos in the maturity. But also I have a few brown ones and golden ones without spots in any its life stages.
    So I tend to think spots are a independent characteristic, not related with any other one (as mantle colour).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xema
    That must be said by me...
    Hehe, don't think so, the pleasure is all mine!

    So I tend to think spots are a independent characteristic, not related with any other one (as mantle colour).
    That would be very interesting ... so please keep me informed about your findings!

    Now I'm trying something with mine ... I want to get a blood red one, selecting the redder ones out of the golden ... I have found it's really difficult to get a non-golden shell .... but I think I have now four to try ...


    Byes!

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    By definition these are not golden. Golden ramshorns have a pale foot.
    You will not be successful breeding a blue ramshorn snail without the spots. The spots are related to the color. With the snail getting older, the spots will cover the whole shell and be solid.
    The shells themselves are white, not blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwergkrebs View Post
    By definition these are not golden. Golden ramshorns have a pale foot.
    You will not be successful breeding a blue ramshorn snail without the spots. The spots are related to the color. With the snail getting older, the spots will cover the whole shell and be solid.
    The shells themselves are white, not blue!
    I donīt agree with you totaly.
    Yeah, they are not totaly golden, Itīs really a brown ones without spots with a light coloures shell.
    Spots are due to the transparency of the shell, when they are adult and shell is more hard and increase its thickness, spots are not seen.

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