Rosemary Doidge's picture

strand of eggs in sand

Observed: 5th January 2011 By: Rosemary Doidge
Snail's eggs Jan 2011 001
Description:

I found this string of linked,clear,oval eggs under a flower pot standing outside in a tray of sand.The photograph shows the eggs placed on garden compost to give colour contrast.I had to use flash photography because of the low light level - and this makes the eggs look opalescent rather than clear and colourless - as they appear naturally.

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valh's picture

I've found the same in my

I've found the same in my garden in a pile of sandy turf. I await identification. I've no idea!

Jonathan's picture

I think what you have here

I think what you have here are the eggs of a slug. Probably not garden snail eggs since these are white and laid in clumps. See pic of Snail eggs here: http://www.arkive.org/garden-snail/helix-aspersa/image-A7938.html

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

markgtelfer's picture

Hatch them?

I'd love to know what these eggs turn into. I've never noticed mollusc eggs in strings like that - probably just because I've never looked properly - but it's a very intriguing observation.