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sparkle wrote at 2006-07-05 14:59:30
Apple snails lay pretty pink eggs on plants and the area surrounding ponds.


JIMMY wrote at 2006-07-15 11:39:18
JAMES,

I KNOW BECAUSE I JUST FOUND THEN ON A PLANT STICKING OUT OF MY POND TOo. THE PINK EGGS ARE APPLE SNAIL EGGS.


Night_Wolf_Lofts_And_Aquatic_Wilds wrote at 2006-11-30 17:59:48
Hello there,



I am not expert, just a hobbyist, but this question reminded me of my wife. We have a pond outdoors with a host of apple snails. Sometimes when it rains heavily, they slip out of the pond and lay pink egg masses on different things in order to keep them from drowning.



Do you have any snails in your pond?


Tapaswini wrote at 2009-06-19 21:03:58
Yes we do have apple snails!!!! And we did get a mass of them after adding two more of them last week!


Trish wrote at 2014-06-01 18:43:41
This pink mass might even be apple snails, might want to look up apple snail eggs image.


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I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you. You may also join my group page on Facebook and post your picture at www.facebook.com/groups/antmans.hill/.

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22+ years' experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health (I was part of the R&D team that worked to develop FrontLine flea and tick products) and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.

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Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener SCION Newsletter, GardenStyleSA e-Newsletter

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BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)

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2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.

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