It all started with a stick. I picked it up in a park, as part of hardscape for a tiny aquarium that wanted to do. Since it was a regular tree branch, I soaked it up in a jar, to remove all the sap and to see if it causes water discoloration. I had read that putting the sticks directly in aquarium will change the water parameters imbalance, killing the livestock.
After a week or so, there was no discoloration, but turns out there was a surprise waiting for me. SNAILS !I guess there were eggs on that stick and soaking it in water hatched them. There were more that 10-15 of them, some that had shell like concentric circles, spiral cones, oval ...
So I made a small snail aquarium of the jar itself, with some live plants, sand and of course the stick.
Green Hair Algae started growing and took over the jar. So I cleaned it for the first time and removed all the algae and made a moss ball out of it (Algae ball ?😅)
Snail Heart beat -
Here's a closeup shot of one of the snail, that was mostly translucent. We can see the HeartBeat / Pulse of this tiny creature. Even the tiny movement of the epithelial cilia is visible.
A few days later I saw something jelly like on one of the plants, EGGS..! Here's development of eggs over the days 😊.
That's all folks 🐌