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Small translucent bodied snail

Observed: 20th July 2011 By: EmilyCoyteEmilyCoyte’s reputation in InvertebratesEmilyCoyte’s reputation in Invertebrates
Farm Walk July 2011 138
Description:

Could this be a young snail, or just a small species?

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I have seen this before and I

I have seen this before and I think it is a young snail. Difficult to tell without knowing the size.This is what was posted when I found some. Garden snails lay batches of, on average, 30-40 round, whitish eggs in excavated soil. The baby snails hatch after about 3 weeks or so, and resemble miniature adults with shells already formed. The young snails eat their egg shells which are high in calcium.

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