Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus) The Black Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus) are the preferred snail species for pond owners and water gardeners. Japanese Trapdoor Snails are one of the few vari
Just a few weeks since I started the half-barrel pond, but it is already thriving. The little solar fountain and the oxygenating plants are keeping the water aerated, and the pond snails and fish are very active.
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The courtship stages of great pond snails. leading up to copulation (from left to right). The better-endowed one will become the male. But it's not the size of the shell or even the penis that determines who gets the male role, it's the size of the snails' prostate glands, which produce & store semen. When a greater pond snail has not has not ejaculated as a male for some time, seminal fluid builds up in its prostate gland, & the gland expands. "The central nervous system gets a signal...