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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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An invertebrate of a different sort

Hitchhiked on something and there's currently 3 individuals in one of the smaller tanks. Neat critters that seems quite content with consuming algae on the glass.






The photos above are nearly at 2x reproduction rate. Here's the tip of a BIC pen thrown in there for a size reference.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 05:12 PM
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Those are baby snails arent they?

My pond snails' babies look like that.

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Not quite. If one was to take a look at them from the side, you'll notice the big difference. If I get around to it, I'll snap a few shots of different snail babies.

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Not babies, they don't grow to be bigger than 4 millimetres. The scientific name is Acroloxus lacustris. There's also another that looks a lot like this one, Ancylus fluviatilis, but it is bigger and has darker shell.

Ibn: Beautiful pictures, makes me want to get a macro lense fast.

Edit: Here's a picture of freshwater limpet on a plant leaf.

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Huh, and here I thought they were baby snails this whole time as well.
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Great pics, you should have entered in the contest


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Wonder if it could pass if I change my title.

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Do these things stay put in one spot like a "true" limpet?

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Nope, they move around like little snails.


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