[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: pictures of snails
Here's my favorite snail site.
I suggest you check Physa or Limnaea, which are varieties of the "common"
pond snail; ramshorns are under Planorbes. Malaysian trumpet snails are M.
tuberculata. They have pretty nice shots of all the snails. If your snails
happened to get introduced with plants, I'd say your possibilities are
limited to these four. None will hurt your plants; if they appear to be
eating the leaves, they seem to restrict themselves to decaying ones. I
noticed holes in my Nomaphila corymbosa 'compacta' plants, and was
surprised since my ramshorn snails never did this to any of my other
plants. Soon after, these leaves began to yellow, while the newest,
healthiest leaves were being left alone. I suspect the snails can detect
the beginnings of leaf decay before it's visible to the human eye, and
start "work" on it before it has a chance to foul up the water. I granted
them a full pardon ;-).