Snail Embryo -Stages

Just wanted to share these awesome images with everyone. To see the full post on how the pictures were taken and other information about them please see check out the following link.


Photographer: melvynyeo


H.Pomatia – Pt 8 (Heard Back)

So I received an email back from the Shell Club and attached was an article I already had and then the document below. This document in itself is interesting but because of this document, I was able to find something else. The next post will be password protected so that only those approved can see it.  The other document I found goes into much greater detail with names, the location and is really a piece of history.I had already found a different document with the location but nothing like this. It has the name of the person who found the population and if anyone is wondering yes I will be reaching out to see if I can find them and hopefully talk to them.

Below is the document I was sent.


Knock Knock…

Really? Yes, it’s a snail door knob! You can see the other interesting doorknobs at the following link.


Location -pt7

Please start at pt1 and then return here if you have not been following to catch up.

The weather is still a bit cold so, I have to continue to wait patiently to see the H.Pomatia’s. In the time being, I have done a lot of thinking about the release of the location data. I had originally provided the location.Then I removed it to accommodate a request. I will however no longer be catering to anyone’s requests in this matter. It has been nothing but negative and honestly an annoyance to something intended to be positive and fun. The location of these snails can be found online, I found it. Anyone can find it. I did digging and found it.

It would have been nice if someone had shared it with me instead of having to spend hours trying to find it but that wasn’t the case. So with that said I will be providing the information on a person to person basis, it will not be to everyone. If you are interested you can contact me via my contact page (fastest way).

There is a community of people who collect snails as a hobby and it is a community of generally good, nice people. I believe strongly that community is important and sharing information with each other is important. It is a risk to provide location data but I weighed this with the ability to find it anyways and decided that I’m not going to be selfish with this information. I hope to build friendships with other snail hobbyists/lovers/collector and together share information and grow as a community. With all of that said.  If you are interested in this WI H.Pomatia location information you can contact me via my contact page (fastest way). The information I share with you I would hope that you share with caution also. Providing this information to someone looking to use these snails for food could end up with them disappearing from this location completely.



The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Ordered this book today and from the review, it looks like a pretty good book. Figured that others may like it/want to read it also. I’ll get back to everyone on how I liked it once I finish, probably over the weekend.

Here what it’s about (

In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail.

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own place in the world.

Intrigued by the snail’s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, offering a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world can illuminate our own human existence, while providing an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.

How to Identify Terrestrial Gastropods


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:

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

Time for Snails

Life is fast. Life ist stressful. Life is chaos. It’s time to slow down. It’s time to relax. It’s time for snails! I watched some videos at YouTube about Helix pomatia, the Burgundy Snail / Roman Snail. It’s the biggest snail we have here in Germany. I watched a video which shows a snail having dinner, a video which shows […]

via Time for Snails … — Potpourri

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

About Snails and Slugs

People maybe surprised to know that molluscs consist of the second largest group of animals on earth after the insects, with some 100,000 species plus. Of this group the gastropods are the largest of the mollusc group, with more than 50,000 species globally. They have been around for at least 500 million years. Their habitats […]

via About Slugs And Snails — Pete Hillman’s Nature Photography

Greta’s Creatures and Gifts

So I wanted to share these ADORABLE handmade snails from Greta’s Creatures and Gifts. They are handmade and just too awesome to not share with all the snail lovers out there. Greta is SUPER talented and makes lots of other neat creatures from Totoros to Yoda and so many more!!!! Take a look @gretascreaturesandgifts