It would seems that everything in our house is breeding. This time its the turn of the apple snails. This cluster of eggs has been laid on the side of the terrapin tank a the top of a picture of a strand of seaweed which amused me. This clutch should take 2-5 weeks to hatch. I have a nursery tank waiting for them, and may use a breeding net to keep them in so they are in the same tank, however, not decided as yet. I should know in a few days or so if there is life within. If in 5 weeks nothing has hatched, then I will be removing the cocoon off the side and opening it. This is for two reasons, first, if it is not fertile then a smelly mess will be inside, and second, if it does contain life, they will need the help to get them hatched, and this will do it. So as always, watch this space to see if there was life.
I love to cook and bake, and one of the delights of my cooking was this, which is a French pastry case called Pate Sucree, filled with strawberries Chantilly cream, and then adorned with more strawberries, passion fruit and a sprig of mint. All hand made by me, the strawberries and mint from the garden, the cream made by me too, but the passion fruit was shop bought.
Yet more eggs, but I have not disposed of these as the first batch don’t seem to have come to anything apart from a crumbling mess, so I kept these ones. Only 20, so I don’t hold much hope for them to be honest, and doubt that this is the best time of year for breeding them. It is cold, although the tank is a nice temperature I think the night time lul in extra heat is killing any life within the eggs.
On Saturday we went to a few pet shops in Liverpool and found GALS on sale in both, one was selling them for £1, and the other for £9. I would not mind, but the ones for £9 really did look like they needed a little moisture as the shells where old looking and sort of dull and ragged. The ones for £1 were only little ones, and looked in good health, however, neither had the ones I wanted, as I want a different breed of GALS than the ones I have currently. So the search goes on.
Not so absent minded, but absent from the ether of the Internet. I decided I needed a break from sitting in front of my iMac for a few days, and that still applies at the moment as I write this from my iPad.
Do not get me wrong fair readers, for I am not neglecting you all, just taking a deserved break, so with that no photo updates, just the odd bit of scribble and/or life updates for the next few days.
So I ask, do not despair, lament, or regret, I will be back.