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    Hi,

    I am thinking of getting some Giant african land snails. I was wondering if any one else here had some and if so what kinds.

    Andre

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    sounds interesting... how big do these snails get?

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    Well depends on which kind you can get your hands on. They seem rather hard to find but the Achatina achatina is the largest of all land snails.Apparantly they normaly reach at least 20 cm however one site said the largest specimen was 450g in weight and had a shell length of 37cm!

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    I have giant shellless snails. They are all over my back yard. I'd be very happy to ship out all of these that you want.

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    LOL@ Ozzy!


    When I go up to the redwoods in Ca, we soemtiems find these huge banana slugs. Lots of them have speckles so they look like overripe bananas. They are about the size of one of those "Jr" bananas that they offer for sale.


    BTW, if you live in Ca, these guys are illegal.
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    whats illegal? the giant slugs?

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    No, the african land snails are illegal....obvious reasons.


    Banana slugs are native to CA. If I had it my way, maybe CA would have a state gastropod or somethin...lol!
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    NOOOOOOOOOO! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
    are there any that are legal?

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