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11/19/2014 04:52 pm ET

Gorgeous Video Shows Pond Snails Growing From Embryos To Hatchlings In Just 11 Seconds

Watching eggs hatch is always an adventure, but this time-lapse video of tiny pond snails going from embryos to hatchlings is mesmerizing.

YouTuber Eigio captured the process in a flat, 5 centimeter-thin "aquarium-like ecosystem." He watched these two pond snail eggs over the course of nine days -- which is how long the process typically takes -- through a DIY macro lens.

From there, he created a time-lapse video that captures the whole process in about 11 seconds, and features extra footage of slowed-down wiggling and wriggling. Watch above, but beware: Only one of the snails survived!

H/T Pixable

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