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Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 pm
by Snailmum
This snail is on ebay, is this the actual colour??? Never seen on quite this blue before. :o

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Val

Re: Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:46 am
by pbgroupie
I'd say, based on the body color, that the picture has been inhanced a bit. Ask for other photos if you plan on buying it.

Re: Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:46 pm
by Snailmum
I always thought that a 'blue' snail is in fact a black body showing through a white shell and that a green (jade) snail is a black body showing through a yellow shell!! Is this not true?

Val

Re: Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:55 pm
by pbgroupie
Blue is a dark body, and can range from lighter gray to almost black, with a clear to muddy white shell, which is why there are many color variations within the range. Same with the jade, dark body in many shade variations, with a yellow shell ranging from the palest yellow to almost an orange. The thickness of a shell can also affect the appearance of the color.

Re: Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:06 pm
by Snailmum
So, the shell isn't really blue, it just appears that way, and if you kept the shells after the snails had died you would never have a blue shell.

Val

Re: Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:16 am
by pbgroupie
Sadly, no.

Re: Is this real!!!!!!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:40 am
by snapple
I bet that photo is very misleading.....