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Old 09-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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Snail macros. Update: nerites?!

Here's a couple shots of some new snails I got from a biological supply house. They are some species of Physa.





When viewed normally the shells are a uniform olive green color, but up close the naked eye can just make out these bands on the shell. They're pretty neat looking, I think. I don't know what's up with the chip on the apex of the shell, they all seem to have that.

Edit: LOL at the site's rewriting. "the without clothing eye",
You get what I wrote, I'm sure.
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wow..the censor made me chuckle

neat lookin little guys!
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Never seen anything like those. Cool snails!
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:46 PM   #4
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Beautiful-how big are they?
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Beautiful-how big are they?
I think these are probably about 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
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*eyes without clothing* - That is a pretty good censor to make it that funny. The last thing we need is to have snails running around without clothing.

Those are great looking snails. I would guess that the chipping is a part of the adjustment to your water parameters, the apex is more than likely thinner at that spot than others.
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Cool snails. I love the patterns.

I think the word it's replacing "without clothing" with is a perfectly fine word. It implies innocence. The other word that rhymes with "dude" that means the same thing implies knowingly and purposefully being without the clothes.
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Very unusual snails! The pattern looks like something off a topographic map.
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I love the pattern!
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*eyes without clothing* - That is a pretty good censor to make it that funny. The last thing we need is to have snails running around without clothing.

Those are great looking snails. I would guess that the chipping is a part of the adjustment to your water parameters, the apex is more than likely thinner at that spot than others.
I'm pretty sure the chips were there when I got them, which was only last Thursday, I think. At least the apex is probably the less vital area in terms of protecting the snail, I would think.
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