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the garden snail

the garden snail
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Copyright: ab ramlee (bridgebuilder) (32)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-13 4:20
Viewed: 3283
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common snails, are hermaphrodites. they possess both male and female reproductive organs.

Even then they still need to find another snail to mate with. When two snails meet during the breeding season, mating is initiated by one snail piercing the skin of the other snail with a calcified 'love dart' to stimulate the other snail into exchanging small packets of sperm.

After mating is complete the snails will produce eggs internally, which are fertilised by the sperm that has been exchanged.

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To Recato: Yes, the snails here can be quite big.bridgebuilder 1 11-23 02:27
To scottevers7: Thanks scottbridgebuilder 1 11-13 20:16
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Hi Ab,
An excellent shot on this Common Garden Snail. Good exposure has the colors and detail looking nice. Well done.

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  • Recato (139)
  • [2006-11-19 12:49]
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Very nice pic. That is a real big snail. Bigger then the normal snails that I see.

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