Snail emerging from sleep - what am I?

DemonAsh

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I have to be honest. I clicked on the link with a very mocking tone in my brain. (If that makes sense.) BUT, that was actually really cool.. Thanks for posting!! :)
 

Crysta

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Awesome, it indeed looks to the the species thanks Zeph.

And demon, what did you wonder precisely? lol

I am amazed you guys watched 8 mins of a slug sluggin' away...
i bet you skipped :p
 

DemonAsh

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And demon, what did you wonder precisely? lol

I am amazed you guys watched 8 mins of a slug sluggin' away...
i bet you skipped :p
I kinda clicked on it thinking, (very, very sarcastically) "A snail? this'll be cool." :rolleyes: But then I sat there dumbfounded through the whole thing. I think it was the music. It reminded me of watching Fantasia as a kid. I willingly eat my sarcastic words, or thoughts as it were. ;)
 

zonbonzovi

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My Scaphinotus beetles used to attack these with glee. Unfortunately, they can climb surfaces that the beetles can not. Nice vid!
 

Crysta

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I kinda clicked on it thinking, (very, very sarcastically) "A snail? this'll be cool." :rolleyes: But then I sat there dumbfounded through the whole thing. I think it was the music. It reminded me of watching Fantasia as a kid. I willingly eat my sarcastic words, or thoughts as it were. ;)
haha glad you did like it and took the time to click it! :) I am glad my random choice of classical worked out. I almost changed it to a slow piano song to match the snails 'pace' but I thought this upbeat one would make a sort of sarcastic view of the snail being so slow...like 'haha the music is running while the snail is still crawling' i dunno. I watched this 4 times already... lol

My Scaphinotus beetles used to attack these with glee. Unfortunately, they can climb surfaces that the beetles can not. Nice vid!
aha poor snail. 'Gary' is cool. What does he eat? lettuce?
 

bugmankeith

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I've seen these in every color you can imagine, my Grandma had literally hundreds of these at her house each year. My favorite was pink or purple shell, or pure black.

With so many colors and variations i'm surprised people dont keep them as pets, you could seriously have every color of the rainbow from these guys with shell and body variations. Look at some variations here- http://www.biodiversityislife.net/?...Polish_Cepaea_-_banded_snail_J_Silvertown.jpg
 
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Matt K

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Its a curious snail- I have found shells of this one in countries around the globe- some exactly the same despite the variability of the species and that one shell was in Canada and the other in Italy. Have seen very few of them in the USA though.
 
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