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Postby Pollux on Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:05 am

ive got a small icecream conatiner full of them soaking. luckily even though the loose most of their leaves in autumn (not all because its too warm here) they loose a few all year round so i should always hopefully have a small supply of unsoaked ones i can find.
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Postby Pollux on Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:58 pm

two snails this afternoon:

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do you think it is mating behaviour or just shell-nibbling?
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Postby Pollux on Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:19 am

i got the snails a fluorescent bulb for their lamp yesturday. you can see their colouring more so i took some more photos.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:06 am

THey sure are pretty babies--I love all the freckles on the feet. Their faces look different without the "mustaches" the brigs have--still awful cute thought!
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Postby kycat on Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:07 am

isn't their coloring great, just look at those spots!!

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Postby Pollux on Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:00 am

:D their snouts are so long, like trunks lol, no, not quite that long :D.
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i think their spots on their faces look kind of like flowers with the red center and yellow around it. i thought their bodies were grey, and then i saw their red spots when i first got them, now with the flouro light they look blue close up with red and yellow and orange and peach spots. their operculums when they are in the light are shiny red.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:11 am

That's so funny Kate! I was just sitting here next to Ray looking at the snail's pictures and I said to Ray, look at her face--those spots look like flowers--and right after I said it, I read that you thought the spots looked like flowers! :D . I guess great minds do think alike :wink: .
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Postby Pollux on Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:24 am

hahaha :D. yes, yes we do :D.

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Postby plecoperson on Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:35 am

Those are SO COOL! Baybees! Make them have baybeeeesss!!!!! :dance:
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Postby Pollux on Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:38 am

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha :D. But how?! I will tell them that you said they had too but i'm not sure that will work.
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Postby luvfishies on Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:50 am

Awwwwww.........wook at the widdle hosenoses!

Soooooo cute!
>>-)))o> skwij <--CLICK!
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Postby Pollux on Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:58 am

hehehe :D
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Postby Pollux on Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:25 am

one of the snails just single-handedly ate a whole caltrate tablet, that's 600 mg of calcium carbonate :o. how did he fit it all in? hes only little. i hope he doesn't make himself sick.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:46 am

Nah, mine did that at first too--I just kept filling the plate and an hour later they'd be gone. Ray was afraid they'd overdose but I figured that if they ate it, they must need it. This only lasted about a week and now they've slowed way down, just 2-4 tabs a day. Some snails visit the plate every day, some once a week, some several times a day. I can tell you that when Clipsta-our big cana girl--visits the plate, there's nothing left but a coat of slime :roll: . There was a thread the Stijn posted that he tried to overfeed his snails and they ate and ate and pooped and grew and fouled the water but never overate to the point of hurting themselves. Just think, if it was a cuttlebone or a weekend feeder that he ate that much of, you probably wouldn't even notice and he'd be fine. :dance:
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Postby Pollux on Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:57 am

he thannks annie :D. why is clipsta so slimy?
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