Ivory Mystery Snail

Snail - Ivory Mystery

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Small: Dime to Nickel size
Large: Quarter to Half Dollar size:
Jumbo: Silver Dollar and up

Ivory Mystery Snail These tend to get a bit yellowish as they age. As the shell thickens, it tends to take on some of the carotenoid pigments from their food.

Mystery snails are very hardy and can handle cold quite well, but they will die if the temperatures get much below 20 F. They will also not travel well if the box gets much above 90 F for too many hours. 

  • "Caution, PLEASE READ":  We pack them well, but they will not handle way below freezing conditions or extreme heat for long. Night-time lows and day-time highs are both important. You should check our weather also (zip 14760). Generally they ship well in temps between 20 F and 85 F. When you receive them, acclimate them to the temperature of your tank, like you would a fish.
  • Choose an appropriate shipping method when ordering. Priority Mail is generally faster. Do not order with Standard ground shipping if you are more than 500 miles from us.
  • Orders that arrive after 8 AM est, will not ship until the following business day.
  • Preferably, have them sent to a place where they will not sit in the sun or freezing temps. PO Boxes are good. Business addresses are good. Mailboxes outside are not a good idea unless you're sure to get them out right away. If they sit in the sun for a long time, they they can get too hot.
  • We caution people to be leery of ordering from anyone who just wraps them in wet paper towels. That is a very stressful way to ship snails. We put them in water, which moderates the temperature and greatly increases their odds of being in good shape on arrival. 
  • We cannot ship these or any live item to Canada.

Mystery Snail - Pomacea diffusa (formally P. bridgesii), these beautiful snails are an apple snail that come in several color varieties. We will be adding more color varieties in the future. The only plant we've seen them eat is duckweed - which they love. A really big one will grow to about 2.25" in diameter. They lay their eggs in a cluster just above the water line, so it's easy to control them. Just remove the clusters or keep the water to the top of the tank. Dark Striped Purple (DSP) have a dark foot with purple shell and purple stripes. The Light Striped Purple (LSP) have a light foot with purple shell and purple stripes. The foot color affects the way the shell base color appears and the shade of the purple. There is a fair amount of variation among the adults. The ivory apple snail has a light foot in a clear shell. Keep in mind that shell color changes as they grow. As it grows, the shell becomes thicker and less translucent. The pigments often deepen and change in hue. Large adults tend to have less bright colors (though not always) and shells with more imperfections.


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Inventory Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020

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Great experience

I ordered two small ivories, and they've already grown a bit the two weeks I've had them. This is the second time I've ordered from the site. Both arrived sooner than usps first predicted, and they were very lively as soon as I opened the pack. They are well packaged, and I highly recommend the cold weather pack. So glad iThank you!

Love My Mysteries!

I recently ordered 2 snails, one Ivory, one Dark Purple Striped. They arrived quickly, and made quick work of procreating, as the striped one turned out to be male and the ivory female. They are happy and healthy, munching away on algae! Babies coming soon 😍

They're HUGE!

I ordered the jumbo and oh my they are jumbo. They were very lively right out of the box. I'm so excited for these guys.

Glad you like them. By the way, they can get quite a bit larger than that with good care. :)
Great snails!

I ordered four snails and they all came larger than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. They even sent an extra!