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Hi ya!  It’s time for my long-promised post of baby snail pictures.

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First is a picture of Gandalf next to his recently hatched babies and the next batch of eggs for size-ratio reference.

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Some baby snails in better light so you can see how transparent they are!

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There were a lot of them, and they clustered.

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Up closer. Look at his little glassy eye-stalk!

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Now a baby by the eggs so you can see how big they got in the two weeks they stayed underground. It took them that long to come out after hatching.

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In silhouette, also size reference to my thumb.

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They catch the light really well. 🙂

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Gandalf peeking around outside of his container.

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And hiding from soemthing.

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Waltz loves having pet snails. Well, he cares less about the snails and more about the smells the dirt, plants, and the snail poops make. Snails just get a passing sniff, put the rest need to be deeply inhaled and inspected.

There!  All caught up on snail pictures for the moment.  They’ve been spending a lot of time sleeping this winter.  It’s hibernating time, but they still get up every once in a while if there’s food around, and sometimes just to stretch.  I like how low maintenance they are as pets. 🙂

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    • Oddstuffs says:

      I found him in my parent’s backyard. I feed him lettuce and random weeds. He really likes sunflower leaves and this dandelion-ish weed, but won’t touch grass or celery.
      I tried keeping a snail in a jar once back five years ago… I killed it, so you’re not alone. I think it suffocated. They need air, water, and food.

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