Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.
I've moved this snail from the Arthropod category tot he Other category for you. Arthropods have exoskeletons and articulated joints; think flies, crabs, dragonflies.
Hi ToddBell, As achmmad has pointed out this is turning out to be a super pest. Could you please add this spotting to 'The Giant African Snail Hunt',http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/14260136It is a mission which I started to study the invasion extent of the African Snail.
Great discussion. Saw these snails after a 6 days hike through the jungle back to Bukit lawang. One of my best trips. I'll find a photo of one on my beer to give a size perspective.
Oh, thank you! I'll suggest it to my father next time! Btw, I mean how to eradicate their invasion?
Achmmad, a natural way to protect your plants is by sprinkling crushed egg shells around the plant. The egg shells contain magnesium and calcium and that will not hurt the plant . You will get a healthy crop. the snails however will not venture near the crop because they do not like walking on rough surfaces .
Alice: They are introduced from East Africa, considered invasive in my country. Yes, its big, like the name. The biggest one I've ever found seems 13-15 cm shell, about 20 cm (may be) when walking. @Emma: I've never see them eat other snail, just crops or other species of plants. Btw, any strategies to control their population outside their native range?
We have lots of Helix Pomatas here because of so much limestone around.
these are voracious.eaters. I am trying to get an estimate of how much bigger they are than the average snail.Seem to be five times larger.Do they eat other snails?
Thank You! In Florida, we have snails too, but nothing like the size of yours!
Alice: 'They eat up my papaya leaves!' very bad pest almost over Indonesia.
Any story with this picture?
Lat: 3.54, Long: 98.13
Spotted on Feb 29, 2012 Submitted on Mar 1, 2012
and 1 other person favorited this spotting