dougal dougal
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  • Posted on: 28/4/2007 22:18
piggyback ride #1
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can anybody enlighten me as to what this is hitching a ride with my turbo snail

Dougal
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  • Posted on: 28/4/2007 23:03
Re: piggyback ride #2
cant make it out properly on the picture, is it a flat looking snail? or is it stuck to the snail..
it looks like (i cant hink what theyre called) a flat snail with a kidney shaped shell which are harmless scavengers.
HTH
Gill

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Kaz980 Kaz980
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  • Posted on: 6/5/2007 22:22
Re: piggyback ride #3
It looks like a stomatella, I've got 2-3 of them,totally harmless and interesting to watch.
karen
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  • Posted on: 7/5/2007 14:38
Re: piggyback ride #4
thanks karen, I have searched google and that is exactly what they are, I have counted about 5 of them the largest is approx 2 inches. and boy can they move!

Dougal