Slime Shooting Snail

Check out an article here from NatGeo

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/slime-snail-worm-shipwrecks-florida/

Also, see the below video 🙂

H.Pomatia PT9 Password Information

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How to Identify Terrestrial Gastropods

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So on my search to start collecting snails I figured that it might be a good idea to gain as many skills in identification as possible. There are two major reasons for this. One the legal side of accidentally taking a snail that is endangered/illegal to transport and so on. The second reason is because there are carnivorous snail (meaning they eat other snail eeekkk!!).

During my research I found this site, it is basic but you have to start somewhere right. The tool was designed to help with learning common characteristics that are used to identify terrestrial snail and slugs too.

See Link below:

http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/identification.php#introduction

In addition don’t miss the fact sheets (left menu), they are for all kinds of snails.

Snail World Resource

snail-information1“Snail Facts and Information. Habitat, Feeding, Anatomy, Reproduction, Lifecycle, Predators. Facts about African Giant Snail, Garden Snail, Roman Snail or Escargot.” -Snail-World

http://www.snail-world.com/

Natural Heritage Inventory

The following link provides an interactive map that you can use to select a county and see snails in that area.

General Summary from the capture1site: “The county tool lists all of the species and natural features on the Natural Heritage Working List that have been documented in each county as of May 13, 2016. Start by selecting a county from the list or by clicking on the map. If you would prefer data for a township, use the township tool.”

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/NHI/Data.asp?tool=county

 

Endangered Snail WI

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/EndangeredResources/Animals.asp?mode=list&Grp=24

The link above in of rare aquatic and terrestrial snails from WI.