Past Research Species - no longer in our keeping...
WC from Cameroon
Freshly Hatched Lignus Solimanus
May 2017 - Imported 5 Lignus Solimanus from Cameroon.
July 2017 - Eggs laid on the wet plastic instead of in the substrate or moss that was also available for them.
August 2017 - Eggs hatched 3 - 4 weeks after laying ( I covered them with damp moss & lightly sprayed with warm water once a week)
December 2017 - All of the babies have now died within 3 - 4 months of hatching.
I never saw them feeding.
May 2018 - I only have 3 adults left alive, they have been showing signs of breeding.
October 2018 - No more eggs have been laid & the 3 remaining adults have all died.
My Lignus Solimanus Set Up...
Being an arboreal species I kept them in a large plastic tub with potted plants
(Hosta, Canna Lily etc) in a heated room approx 20 - 24*C
next to a window that had the sun in the early morning before it got too hot.
When the autumn arrived & the days got shorter the snails were less active so I put a U.V light in the room which they seemed to appreciate as they spent a few hours each afternoon on the side closest to the light. They did occasionally nibble at sweet potato, carrot, cucumber & green algae on the branches.
Amphidromus - Tree Snails (Arboreal)
Amphidromus Sp. can be extremely difficult to keep alive in captivity for very long,
they usually only feed on certain types of algae that grows on certain trees in their native countries:
Eastern India, Vietnam, Philipines, Australia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand etc.
I kept these in the same conditions as the Lignus Solimanus but sadly they all died within the year.