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Snail's Eggs


Snail's Eggs
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Copyright: mj joe (mjjoe) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 21] (154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 15:11
Viewed: 3466
Points: 0
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Rice,is the main food in most asean countries.Rice is processed from Paddy.Most paddy farmers in Malaysia fear most is snails because they are a pest and destroy the paddy plant.Here,I would like to share with TN how snails' eggs looks like.
Probably,most of you might have seen these eggs,but as for me,borned and raised in a city,is something new.I believe many more others might not seen these too.The total lenght of these bunch of eggs is approximately around 1-1.5cm.They caught may attention initially as they can be seen all over the full grown paddy plant(before harvest).The color too is so obvious as thet are red between the green plantation.I was there to capture some scenery.Hope you guys and gals like this picture.


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Hi mj,

It's very likely the eggs of Apple Snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Ampullariidae), which was introduced in early eighties from South America as a local food resource and became a serious pest of rice throughout many countries of south-east Asia.

Best regards,
Dmitry

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