Invasives spp in Hawaii - Taxonimic issues anyone?

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Invasives spp in Hawaii - Taxonimic issues anyone?

Postby khayes on Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:59 pm

From the front page of the Honolulu Advertiser

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Postby Annie Anderson on Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:06 pm

But that isn't a golden apple snail--that's a land snail. Aren't applesnails strictly freshwater snails?
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Postby badflash on Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:23 pm

That is a giant african land snail. They are a problem there too. Canas are purely water snails and just go out to lay eggs. They are a big problem with the Taro crop.
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Postby Donya on Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:38 pm

lol Well at least they kind of got the color description right. Oh dear... :lol:
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Close, but no cigar

Postby khayes on Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:24 am

Yeah Donya, they came sorta, kinda, close to the right color, but that is actually the Rosey Wolf Snail, Euglandina rosea. AKA the scourge of the Pacific (one of many actually)

And here I am doing research trying to distinguish among the different species of Pomacea and our well intentioned press is making things more confusing for the general public.

Oh well, all you can do is laugh!

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Postby rpilla001 on Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:45 am

Must have some people from Mississippi working on that one
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Re: Close, but no cigar

Postby badflash on Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:43 pm

khayes wrote:Yeah Donya, they came sorta, kinda, close to the right color, but that is actually the Rosey Wolf Snail, Euglandina rosea. AKA the scourge of the Pacific (one of many actually)
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Interesting that these are use to kill Giant African Land Snails and have become a pest on their own. Robert, they have these wild in Florida!
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Postby rpilla001 on Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:05 pm

Badflash.. The African snails in Miami were irradicated a while back. I am not sure if there are more her in Florida or not. However, they are actively looking for more

"In 1966, a Miami boy smuggled three giant African land snails into the country. His grandmother eventually released them into a garden, and in seven years, there were more than 18,000 of them. The Florida state eradication effort took 10 years at a cost of $1 million."

http://www.local10.com/news/3299736/detail.html

This is from 2004

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2004/05122004.html
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Postby badflash on Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:53 pm

The GALS are still out there. I had a report from someone last year, but they are not near any town. I was talking about the the Rosey Wolf Snail, Euglandina rosea though.
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Postby jonfr on Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:39 am

This is one bad reporting. :o
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Postby rpilla001 on Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:14 am

Since I have moved here in 1972 I have never seen a Rosey Wolf Snail.

I just see thousands of these bad boys.

http://www.jaxshells.org/gallery6.htm
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