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What snail is this?

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:08 PM   #11
 
Colour variations aside, the snail in the top image resembles little of any physa acuta I've ever laid eyes on, but chances are this other snail won't harm plants either.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:19 PM   #12
 
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That's because it's called physa fontinalis I think
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #13
 
Hmm, could well be. well discoved lol.

I found this pic on this website called biopix, the photographs there are really brilliant, and its easier to tell what is what; it looks like a close match in this pic.
http://www.biopix.com/photo.asp?photoid=54350&photo=physa-fontinalis

I'd be kinda funny if he ended with the whole set lol.

My self I would kill for some Lymnaea Stagnalis (they look...cute. )
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:49 AM   #14
 
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Ferret, could you please upload images with another hosting site? I can't see the pics. Compare the results between Physas sp. and Lymnaea stagnalis. The latter is even bigger.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #15
 
Yeah, I want em cus they grow pretty big, pity none are in my outside pond. :(
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #16
 
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Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Ferret, could you please upload images with another hosting site? I can't see the pics. Compare the results between Physas sp. and Lymnaea stagnalis. The latter is even bigger.
Here they are on TinyPic:

http://i52.tinypic.com/v4x9w9.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/fyd7ro.jpg

Thanks for all the input guys, really appreciate it. In the way of an update: I haven't seen any more of these snails since the original post.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:09 AM   #17
 
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Second pic is physas. First one looks like baby apple or trapdoor snail to me.
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