View Full Version : Apple Snail Shell, Maybe

06-26-2009, 04:23 AM
Several years ago, I bought a snail for 50 cents. It was labeled, Florida Apple Snail. The snail was the size of a US quarter. It lived in the water portion of a Barred Tiger Salamander terrarium for over 3 years. I fed it lettuce, cucumber and egg plant. Great eater. It would also eat crickets. Yes, really. The snail's foot was grayish brown. It had a huge siphon. Is there better name for that? Anyway, do y'all think that was a Florida Apple Snail? Here is it's shell.

Reading AC and about these blue Mystery snails has got me wanting a snail again. :ssmile:

06-26-2009, 05:11 AM
Apple snails are great in tanks!
If you want more info check out http://www.applesnail.net/
Thats a nice sized shell!

06-26-2009, 05:18 AM
It looks like a Pomacea paludosa, to me, just hope it isn't a P. insularium, these things can't even get shipped, they tend to chew through bags.:hmm3grin2orange:
that and I'm pretty sure they're outlawed... oh well:11: