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Is this real!!!!!!

Postby Snailmum on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 pm

This snail is on ebay, is this the actual colour??? Never seen on quite this blue before. :o

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Re: Is this real!!!!!!

Postby pbgroupie on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:46 am

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.
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Re: Is this real!!!!!!

Postby Snailmum on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:46 pm

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?

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Re: Is this real!!!!!!

Postby pbgroupie on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:55 pm

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.
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Re: Is this real!!!!!!

Postby Snailmum on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:06 pm

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.

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Re: Is this real!!!!!!

Postby pbgroupie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:16 am

Sadly, no.
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Re: Is this real!!!!!!

Postby snapple on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:40 am

I bet that photo is very misleading.....
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