Photoperiod and temperature interaction in the determination of reproduction of the edible snail, Helix pomatia.

  • Annette Gomot
  • Published 1990 in Journal of reproduction and fertility
Snails were kept in self-cleaning housing chambers in an artificially controlled environment. Mating was frequent under long days (18 h light) and rare under short days (8 h light) regardless of whether the snails were kept at 15 degrees C or 20 degrees C. An interaction between photoperiod and temperature was observed for egg laying. The number of eggs… (More)