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Apple Snail Eggs

Apple Snail Eggs
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Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 50] (361)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-28
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-09-30 20:06
Viewed: 2703
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From a distance you might think it looks like a berry of some sort, but no. The only fruit here is in the name of the snail. Apple Snails!

I think maybe I should have cropped father out, cause it hurts my eyes a little while touching it up cause of the bright pink color.

This is from wiki:

Ampullariidae, common name the apple snails, is a family of large freshwater snails, aquatic gastropod mollusks with a gill and an operculum. This family is in the superfamily Ampullarioidea and is the type family of that superfamily.[4]

The Ampullariidae are unusual because they have both a gill and a lung, the mantle cavity being divided in order to separate the two types of respiratory structures. This adaptation allows these snails to be amphibious.

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Quite an interesting life form, Elena, though one would certainly mistake it for something else at first sight.
Good sharpness and lovely colours.

It's a snail??? I don't get it a gill and a lung? but no other structures?? antennae?? How ODD!!! wow I thought it was a fungus, eggs or something. Where is their beginning?? Can you put in the workshop a smaller picture which shows its beginning and end? Never EVER have seen anything like this in my life!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-10-01 23:29]

Thank you Elena for sharing this good and very interesting picture. Great light, sharpness and subject! and the information with it is correct. Congratulation.

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