The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

Alright, who has been having sex with my snail?

Posted by Deliverator on December 14th, 2005

While cleaning my fishtank today I noticed something on the interior surface of the glass. At first I thought it was just a bit of algae, but as my eyes focused, I realized that it was a baby snail. This is very odd, as I only have a single adult snail in my tank, a garden variety Apple Snail. While some snails are hermaphrodites, Apple Snails, according to everything that I have read, fall into distinct genders and thus two snails must meet to produce offspring. The single snail in my tank has been there for quite a while, far longer than the Apple Snail’s reported gestation period, so I have to conclude one of following is the case:

1. My snail is not an Apple Snail
2. Everyone else is wrong about Apple Snails and their genders
3. Everyone else is wrong about the gestation period of Apple Snails
4. SOMEONE HAS BEEN HAVING SEX WITH MY SNAIL!?!?!