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Glass snails

Observed: 11th December 2009 By: mick
London Natural History Society
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I picked up these glass snails to see if I could id them. The big one (7mm) seems to have a bigger umbilicis than the others, but is not particularly flattened. Are they all likely to be Oxychilus alliarius ?

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what did they smell like, the

what did they smell like, the garlic snail does really smell strongly

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garlic snail smell

There was certainly a strong smell of garlic around, but I find this a very difficult character to assess. All snails were collected in the same pot, so which was (were) the smelly one (s)? This can't work with empty shells (can it?) and my sense of smell is easily fooled. M.