Spare shells for snails required

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  1. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    I had to share this, a member of a forum in the UK just asked if you need to get spare shells for snails to grow into?


    I have a broken rib, i am in so much pain from laughing it just isn't fair:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    :rofl:
     
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    that is classic. :cool:
     
  5. mantisfreak

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    :)

    OK....now that's darn funny!!!

    (But we were all learning at one point or another too). So, let's just laugh, and then help. I know you do, just a reminder for others.
     
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    You bad, very bad. The guy is obviously a newbie and I thought we not mocking anyone regarding "stupid" questions. Very wrong Wee Man....:nono::nono:

    Btw, do they need extra shells????:whistling::whistling:
     
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    abgg118 MASA Contributor

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    Well, do you?

    Just kidding ;)
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Shame Wee-man - not fair - let the poor newbie have their "blond moments" - we all had 'em! :biggrin:
     
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    you guys all got conned.....weeman is just asking sort of a frined of a friend whom he doesnt really know would like to find out if maybe you guys have any idea but actually weeman wanted to know:) so NO weeman you dont need spare snail shells. hermitts on the other hand are different, and you can tell the difference by the number of legs ok:)
     
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    i just had a nasty thought..........what if that guy ISNT a newbie.....he is UK based you never know!

    but thanks for the chuckle:)
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hey at least i told only the people that live thousands of miles away from him, oh and Crispin, be quiet:whistling:
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Wee-Man - how do you know the guy/gal is not on MASA as well? ;-)
     
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    hey the only reason why i laughed becuase it came outa Weemans mouth :p
     
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    Bloody hell!!!!!! so who wants to appologize first??
    Snail Exposes Soft Parts
    By Charlotte M. Lloyd
    On Friday, May 27, Dyanne Wagner, the aquarium specialist at the Marine Science Center, came into my office to report an unusual find. She wanted to know if snails could live without a shell. Dyanne had observed, what she believed to be an Eastern Mud Snail, without a shell, in one of her tanks in the Wet Lab. Since I had never heard of this phenomenon, and thinking it could be a Nudibranch, I went down the hall to check it out.
    I was soon to discover it was in fact a mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta (Say, 1822), sans shell, and acting very normal. I lifted the snail out of the tank and placed it on the palm of my hand. The snail immediately righted itself and began investigating my palm. When I put it back on the bottom of the aquarium, it made tracks for the glass and crawled up the side. Dyanne said she had been observing it for several days and it usually stayed at the top of the aquarium, much like the normal snails. Feeling that the event was noteworthy, I photographed our unusual snail.
    I called both Dr. Harry Lee and Dr. Tucker Abbott, noted shell authorities, to see if they had heard of this before, Dr. Lee had read of an account in the Hawaiian Shell News about a Textile Cone (Conus textile) in an aquarium in Hawaii that shed its shell and lived for seven days.
    Dr. Abbott also referred to an article by Dr. Joe Rosewater, which appeared in the Nautilus about 15 years ago on this phenomenon. Dr. Abbott said, "I don't know why this happened, but the columella muscle becomes detached, and the shell is shed."
    That afternoon I checked our snail before I left for the weekend, and it had lost its' torsion (which is bad for a snail) and I felt death was imminent. On Tuesday, May 31, it was not to be found.
    [​IMG]
     
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    interesting article 459b
     
  16. crispin

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    come on guys you are confusing me....must i put in old shells or not ??:whistling: :whistling:
     
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    put a few in just in case.
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Cos i checked - it's not you is it Jacques?:whistling:
     
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    :) :peroni: :thumbup:

    Yeah - I am WELL known to ask such BRILLIANT questions :whistling:
     
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    :lol:

    Shame. I bet they ripped him to pieces in that thread.
     
  21. Mike

    Mike Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    No they treated him gently:lol:
     
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