How long after a mating will a female mystery snail lay her eggs? I know they can stay fertile for months, as I have done some research, but in optimum conditions, what would you say? Also, do snails mate for pleasure? Because my male gold snail probably does it at least five times a day. But Im not sure which female he gets, because all of my females are identical looking. Also, do female snails have to be "in the mood" to mate? Will they deny a male if he is coming on to her? I have tried looking on places, such as applesnail.net etc etc and have not come up with answers to my questions posted here.