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#683

Maoski runs a zoo confirmed.

Oh God, now I’m hungry. Thanks. :drooling_face:


#684

Aww congrats on your new snails. Do you know what kind they are?

Also Deep Breath technically snails are hermaphroditic…

LOVE DARTS were used!


#685

Thank you!

These are the Japanese Trapdoor snails.

I do believe these actually have distinctive male/female individuals and are not hermaphrodites… But please let me know if I am wrong.

This seemed to have been the action that led to the babies… They were tangling for a little over a day before they went their separate ways… (It was about 10-11 days prior to the live births.)


#686

SNAIL PORN!!!:exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head:

@YQMaoski, I am shocked, I tell’s ya!!! Shocked :exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head:


#687

So my new CPU cooler finally arrived today and i did a swap ( first time doing that so i was a bit nervous but nothint exploded so it’s good , right ? ) :smiley:


#688

I knew some of the freshwater snails had distinct sexes, but the majority should be hermaphroditic. However, I am not entirely sure. about the Trapdoor snail. Viviparidae the family of the Trapdoor snail is simply noted for having live birth, but it doesn’t mention them being an exception to this rule.

Also, research has noted that love darts are specific to the terrestrial snails.
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#689

It’s possible that they change to and fro… The reason I wrote what I wrote above was due to the fact that when we got the snails, we were trying to figure out why some had straight antennae and others had one that was curved. Apparently the males have the antenna that’s curved on the same side as the sex organ.

I need to maybe do some more specific reading to find out whether or not they are actually hermaphroditic…

my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined

I am sorry to hear that. Fortunately the day only lasts so long and is very finite. I hope something else brightens your day or perhaps we just have to wait for the clock to strike midnight.


#690

I was just thrilled to live in a world where love darts existed and I wanted as many animals as possible to have them…

Welp, I am off to learn some more genetics. I may salvage this day yet


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#692

Fantastic pictures! Where did you go?
(also damn those boats look like Pringles chips :thinking:)


#693

Thanks, buddy!

It is Wire Opera House - Curitiba, State of Paraná


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#695


Historical Weihnachtsmarkt/Christmas Market on the Rathausmarkt, Hamburg.


Postbrücke looking towards the Bleichenbrücke/Bleichensteg in Hamburg.


#696

Wow! Love these. ^^


#697

Thanks ^^ They’re just speedy snaps with my phone.


#698

Oh man, I loved the ones I went to in Germany. Any shots of food? Loved the stuff I ate there! Please let us know which delicacies you enjoyed. :blush:


#699

They cancelled church today. The storm has just started here. May post some pics if my backyard turns into an icy paradise…


#700

Soft snow, cold snow
Heavier than you think
Pretty snow, slippery snow
Up to the waist you sink.

(Hope it’s not that bad this year @delenn13) Stay safe :heart:


#701

It said it was going to snow today.

It didn’t.


#702

I think I saw like…10 flakes thus far today.