Snail Jewelry!

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Snail Jewelry!

Post by Doug Kante » Thu, 24 Jun 2004 05:19:34



Stepped out of my office today (Rochester NY) after it had stopped raining.
Usually, there are a few snails with green shells*** around on the
ground beneath the generic office bushes (arborvitae or whatever they are).
But today, there were at least 50 snails on TOP of the bushes, like
jewelry - all wet & shiny in the sun. Totally amazing! I have NEVER seen
snails do this. Anyone have a direct connection to snail traditions, and
perhaps an explanation?
-Doug
 
 
 

Snail Jewelry!

Post by Pe » Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:45:22


On wet nights, they climb up to avoid drowning and predators.  Then
they seal themselves in to prevent drying during the day and that
sticks them to whatever they're on.  By nightfall, they will awaken
once again and if it's not too wet, climb back down.

Which reminds me, my neighbour just started saving used bamboo
skewers.  She uses them to pick up slugs.  ;P

 
 
 

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Post by Janet Baracloug » Thu, 24 Jun 2004 20:15:54




Quote:
> Which reminds me, my neighbour just started saving used bamboo
> skewers.  She uses them to pick up slugs.  ;P

  Beware of barbecue invitations.

  Janet

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Thu, 24 Jun 2004 22:23:15



Quote:
> On wet nights, they climb up to avoid drowning and predators.  Then
> they seal themselves in to prevent drying during the day and that
> sticks them to whatever they're on.  By nightfall, they will awaken
> once again and if it's not too wet, climb back down.

> Which reminds me, my neighbour just started saving used bamboo
> skewers.  She uses them to pick up slugs.  ;P

Skewers??? I hope you're not suggesting that for snails! These are
beautiful. Now, for my neighbors' dogs, that's another story.