30 April 2016 Little snail hatching
African snail eggs during hatching.
They change their colour from white to light brown, mocca colour. This is a normal change, indicating everything goes according to the plan.
Here are little snails of edible species in a cuvette, freshly hatched. Some of the eggs can still be seen before their transformation, as they do not hatch at the same time, the process stretches over 10 days.
We do not hurry with letting the little snails out and into the field, as eggs which do not 100% hatch will provide feeding for very young snails before they start receiving their permanent food.