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Helicid snail

Observed: 29th September 2013 By: DebbieA
Derbyshire Mammal GroupThe Mammal Society
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Found on stone wall on woodland edge near railway line.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Strawberry Snail (Trochulus (Trochulus) striolatus) interacts


jccurd's picture

If the aroma is true,

... it should come in handy for the French. Needs to be a bit bigger, though. ;-)


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It is true - hold snail

It is true - hold snail between thumb and finger, rub gently and position below nostril! (cf Ox. alliarius which smells so strongly that it clears the nasal passages). However, this specimen doesn't have a glossy uniformly brown shell so I wonder if it is an Oxychilus at all?

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Thought it was too easy!

Thanks Steve. Really, those immature snails! Could explain why there was no garlic smell.


Debbie Alston