08-19-2011, 08:07 PM
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The clutch was either infertile or too dry. And a month or so ago, my mystery snail died. No disease or anything, she just lived in higher temps which shortens their lifespan.
I learned the most important thing is keeping it moist. I too live in Texas, and with the 2+ months straight of 100F + temps it will be difficult. I know its said that you can move the clutch, but I wouldnt know all too much about that, and I myself would be scared too. In previous advice given to me in this thread, stick a bubbler/airstone under the area, or a powerhead... something that will create a small continual splash of water to keep them moist. With their eggs being above water, other pond mates shouldnt be able to bother the clutch unless it drops into the water, in which case they would die anyways as that would drown the embryos.
Mystery snails need a mate to reproduce, unlike a lot of other freshwater snails. They can also hold the male's sperm for up to 6 months and continue to reproduce that way.