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Marlies Jan 30, 2004 6:45 AM

Giant African Landsnail Picture
 
Here is a picture a took a few days ago. I found it quite amusing!

http://gallery.dierenparadijs.be/data/500/297fun.jpg

ohenry Jan 30, 2004 8:25 AM

It is an amusing one!

bcoultry Jan 30, 2004 8:35 AM

Exactly how giant is a giant landsnail? It looks as if it's huffing and puffing its way to freedom. :D

Marlies Jan 30, 2004 8:39 AM

This is still a baby giant :P

They can grow up to about 25 cm (30 cm body lenght)
They then can weight a kilo!!

Here is a picture of the same animal on the upper picture a week ago...
http://www.rasker.nu/~slijm/Plaatjes/IMG_1159.jpg
It's sitting on my hand, so you can see how big it is. (or actually small... For a Giant Snail :wink: )

bcoultry Jan 30, 2004 9:02 AM

:shock: :shock: :shock:

(Are they good to eat? 8) )

jsbrown Jan 30, 2004 11:54 AM

Nice picture. You captured the sliminess very well :)

eric s Jan 30, 2004 12:49 PM

Who would have thought, a snail action photo? :D:D:D

Well done!

Eric

ohenry Jan 30, 2004 5:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eric s
Who would have thought, a snail action photo? :D:D:D

Well done!

Eric

What shutter speed is necessary to freeze the action in snail races?

bcoultry Jan 30, 2004 6:49 PM

Quote:

What shutter speed is necessary to freeze the action in snail races?
Precisely 5.326 seconds. No more, no less.

Marlies Jan 31, 2004 2:14 AM

Thanks all!!

If they are good to eat? I suppose so! In Africa they are eaten...
http://www.new-agri.co.uk/99-3/focuson/focuson3.html

But I keep them for a project. They are quite interesting!


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