How long can snail eggs survive in dry storage? I am considering getting my old tank out and setting it up again. The tank has been packed away in a box for 6 years. Before I tore it down, I had a terrible snail infestation. The snails left tiny eggs stuck to the side of the tank. They were everywhere. They look like little yellow dots under a clear protective coating. If I set up this tank again, will these eggs grow & hatch? I don't want to deal with that again. Does anyone know?