08 June 2011

A thirsty Eobania

The land snail Eobania vermiculata is often present abundantly in urban parks and gardens in western Turkey. Of course, this is a good thing if one needs them for research purposes. Ever since I arrived in Istanbul last Saturday, I have measured the shells of about 80 of Eobania and photographed more than 15 crawling snails. And I'm not done yet.

Meanwhile, here is one Eobania vermiculata detecting and apparently drinking from a drop of water.

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1 comment:

Adorably Dead said...

Neat, its little eyestalks are so long!