Sunday, 26 October 2008

Jade x Rodatzi babies-update!!

So here's what's left of the batch so far!!...
Normal shells on the left and yellow(rodatzi) shells on the right......and albino bodies shared between the 2 groups.
So at the moment there are just 2 snails that look like they have yellow shells and albino bodies,fingers crossed they stay like that!! :)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Albino baby!!

So look what we found the other day!!.....yep it's an Albino baby from the Jadatzi litter.....and we've since discovered there's 3 others like him as well, what's even better is their shells look pretty unmarked as well but that could change as they grow,we'll wait and see!
There's also a normal shelled one with an albino body,then the rest of them look like normal Fulica babies....
Will keep this blog updated with pics :)

Saturday, 16 August 2008


So here are a few of the hatchlings at just 5 days old!!......It's too early to tell what colour their shell of body will be,but aren't they just so so cute!!....
Will update pics as they grow :)

Monday, 11 August 2008

Snail Babies!!!!

Yippee the eggs are hatching!!!!!!!....just 3 hatched so far!!
I'll take piccies as soon as i can,but don't want to disturb them too much just yet........keep checking back for updates!!


Wednesday, 30 July 2008


Came home today to find Eggs in the Jadatzi tank!!!!......Just finished scooping them out in their own tub... I won't be hatching them all off as we don't have room for loads of babies but will certainly be keeping a few!
Fingers crossed they hatch ok and fingers crossed we may get an interesting mix of different coloured babies!! :)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Snail Sex!

So we arrived home last Saturday night to find these 2 guys having some snailie 'fun'!!These are 2 of the Jade x Rodatzis,so hatchlings should be interesting!!...We may well end up with some albino babies!!
Fingers crossed for eggs!!! :)

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Snail Art....

Was rather pleased with how this turned out!!....Didn't know i could draw! :)

Friday, 9 May 2008

RIP Godzilla & Phyllis!

Well I'm not having the best week.........Both Godzilla and funny little Phyllis died this week,I'm absolutely gutted!
Unfortunately these things happen,their little lives were not
meant to be........bless em :( x

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Phyllis at 8 months...

So here's Phyllis at 8 months old....she doing great!!
Growing really well and is best friends with Marrow the margie......Surprisingly as well I've been catching a glimpse of her reproductive organs protruding from her neck every now and again...which is really surprising to say she is such an odd shape,I really thought she would just be a runt,bless her!..It looks like she's really fit and healthy despite her deformed shell... :)

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Donna & Kebab at 10 Months....

So here's Donna And Kebab at 10 months old....Donna is just getting slimed on by a Jadatzi baby...
I weighed them both today and there is a huge difference between them still, Donna weighs in at just 15 grams!
And Kebab is racing ahead at 47 grams!
I moved them from the 3 foot tank to a smaller one a few months ago and since then they are doing really well and growing the best they have since i got them......:)

Monday, 24 March 2008

Rodatzi x Jade baby

So this little guy/gal is nearly 3 months old and is a cross between an Achatina Fulica Hamillei F. Rodatzi and an Achatina Fulica F. 'White jade' ........other wise nicknamed a Jadatzi!

So a rodatzi has a yellowish albino type shell and the Jade has a normal shell but with a albino with this little guy being a cross it should be quite interesting what he turns into!!
We're guessing he's going to look like a normal Hamillei this time around,but there's 3 of them,so when bred again they may throw out an albino bodied snail!?

Anyway for now him and his siblings (who are nameless at the moment) have a lot of growing to watch this space! :)

Sunday, 2 March 2008


This is Marrow,he's an Archachatina marginata var. marginata,or more commonly known as a Margie.

He's approx about 3 years old and measures 17cm in shell length....he's HUGE!!

So he's just moved into the 3ft tank with Jim and Phyllis the fulicas!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008


This is Kebab,the Tiger Snail (achatina achatina) ....he's 9 months old and still rather small...him and his sister are very slow growing,though I've been told that's not unusual for this species. Donna his sister is very very small though,so i may move her back to the nursery tank to keep an eye on her growth.
As for Kebab can see from the photo that his big stripes are starting to appear!! cool!!

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Phyllis..Jan 08

So here's Phylis at 4 months old...she's growing quite can see from the pictures that her whorles have stayed the same but the rest of her shell is growing quite normal.
Her shell is rather rough looking and has quite a rough texture compared to her siblings but despite her her little oddities,she's doing very well!!! :)

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Fixed Shell...Super Fast!!

So i went to check on Olive this morning and I'm really amazed at what i saw!!!
Check out the super fast shell repair!!..I knew she would fix fairly quick but never expected it to be this fast,she only broke her shell 3 days ago and has already made a brand new piece to cover the hole!!!!! Excellent!!! :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Broken Shell!

So look at what silly Olive did 2 days ago!!!
I opened the lid for feeding time and she decided to fall off the roof into the tank and knocked her shell on a piece of mopani wood that sits in there.....she's taken a right chunk out of her shell,but she didn't seem too concerned about the whole thing!! Lucky for snails,their shells can self heal as long they have a constant supply of calcium,which they have in the form of cuttlefish!
I'll keep updating Olives progress as she heals herself! :)