Post by Robert Nordsieck on Nov 23, 2010 22:45:47 GMT
I hope you like them. Just finished updating the systematics. I also added another new page about Aegopis verticillus, which is a part of the Zonitidae. I liked those, but they are VERY shy, though they are so big. In my forum I was asked by a girl, why her snail would not eat cabbage - it was an Oxychilus, which now is quite happy eating Cepaea eggs
Aw don't call them evil! I guess it makes sense for some snails to be carnivorous being as most sea snails are. It's interesting that some of these snails are quite slug-like, and that slugs themselves are often omnivorous. Perhaps they could be from the same line of evolution?
Post by Robert Nordsieck on Nov 28, 2010 5:34:00 GMT
There certainly are some very pretty snail species, that's for sure...
There are numerous evolutionary pathways of "slugization", and several degrees of it, looking at Vitrinidae, Milacidae, Limacidae and Arionidae...
Of course they are not evil, no carnivorous animal is, but I must admit there is a certain feeling of evil in glass snails killing other snails in the (hibernation) sleep. There are also several egg thiefs among snails (Zonitidae, Aciculidae), but there are no police snails
"These imperial snails will never get us" (Han Solo). "TaH pagh taHbe'!" (General Chang) "Once More Unto The Breach" (Henry V.)