Snails & Hearing Experiment: Meet the Subjects

As promised, this is a post with each snail’s profile. Get ready to say:

“HELLO!”

BIG YELLOW
Big Yellow’s Description: Very active. Large, yellow snail. Shell Length: 12mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 3.13g; Aug 25th, Morning – 2.55g.
BROKEN SHELL
Broken Shell’s Description: Very Active. Dark brown with slightly darker skin. Shell broken in front of second whirl and back of first. Shell Length: 11mm. Shell Weight: Aug 24th, Morning – 2.42g; Aug 25th, Evening – 2.74g.
DR.QUINARY
Dr. Quinary’s Description: Somewhat active. Whitish shell with various other colors and five stripes. Small, with rugged shell. Shell Length: 10mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 2.39g; Aug 25th, Morning – 2.27g.
Smotchkkiss
Smotchkkiss’s Description: Very Active. Mostly brown with a little pink/yellow going to brown on the inner coils. Patchy, rugged shell. Shell Length: 11mm. Wet Weight: Aug 24th, Morning – 2.23g; Aug 25th, Evening – 2.24g. Top right photo taken indoors.
TRAILS
Trails’ Description: Very active. Long spiraled shell, light brown to yellow, with one stripe. Smooth shell with smear through stripe on second coil. Shell Length: 11mm. Wet Weight: Aug 24th, Morning – 3.04g; Aug 25th, Evening – 2.9g.
MUSCLES
Muscle’s Description: Active. Was seen pushing a rock and other snails through dirt (hence the name). Pale yellowy green shell with three thick stripes (one of them is huge and covers most of the lower part of the shell) with some gaps in stripes. Shell Length: 12mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 3.25g; Aug 25th, Morning – 2.6g.
YELLOW BELLY
Yellow Belly”s Description: Active. Brown with yellow. Smooth, round shell. In the last few weeks, this snail went from nearly inactive with a frail shell to being healthy and active. Shell Length: 11mm. Wet Weight: Aug 24th, Morning – 2.36g; Aug 25th, Evening – 2.33g.
Rogue
Rogue’s Description: Active. Yellow, spiraling to green. Dark skin. Seems underweight (may be why when found, he had retracted so far into shell). Shell Length: 11mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 2.11g; Aug 25th, Morning – 2.28g. Top right photo was taken indoors after he was discovered.
Backward Spiral
Backward Spiral;s Description: Somewhat active. Small, brown, one stripe, smooth shell. Shell Length: 10mm. Wet Weight: Aug 24th, Morning – 2.08g; Aug 25th, Evening – 2.17g.
ISABELLA
Isabella’s Description: Active. Pinkish shell with one thick stripe on bottom, two medium stripes, and one thin one (four total). It appears there are horizontal lines that look lighter between the dark stripes. Shell length: 12mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 2.78g. Aug 25th, Morning – 2.95g.
DR. STRANGE
Dr. Strange’s Description: Active. Light brown, somewhat pink, somewhat yellow, with one stripe, oblong shell (sorta comes to a point in the back). Shell is a bit rugged. Small shell, but length is longer due to its elongation. Shell Length: 11mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 2.25g; Aug 25th, Morning – 2.28g.
GARY
Gary’s Description: Active. Small. Very pink, rugged shell. Shell Length: 10mm. Wet Weight: Aug 24th, Morning – 1.88g; Aug 25th, Evening – 1.83g.
ABIGAIL
Abigail’s Description: Active. Dark brown, white in between whirls. Shell Length: 11mm. Wet Weight: Aug 23rd, Evening – 2.37g; Aug 25th, Morning – 2.57g.

 

Note about photography: All photos, including featured photo, are unaltered, taken outside in natural light, unless otherwise specified.

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