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Snails in America

Postby Hannah on Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:44 am

I have a project in my first year GIS class and I wanted to map where apple snails live in in the US, and at what rate they have spread and/or are spreading.

So, basically it comes down to three questions:

Where are apple snails in the states?
What type of land do they prefer?
How fast do they reproduce?

I was having difficulty finding scientific articles to answer these questions, so I was hoping that someone would be able to point me in the right direction. I think their had been an article saying where apple snails are in the states, but I wasn't sure how recent it was (and I was having trouble finding it on the site).

Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
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Postby khayes on Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:58 am

Hi Hannah,
A recent paper can be found here, and the references within should be useful for determining early distribution.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/7/97

Good luck,
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Postby Hannah on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:41 pm

Thank you for replying so quickly! I think the article will help me out a lot!
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Postby rpilla001 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Here too is an article with a map showing known locations and infestations in the State of Florida:

http://myfwc.com/nonnatives/Docs/FWC_ap ... andout.pdf
Keep on Sliming
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