maggiekb — 2013-10-03T12:38:09-04:00 — #1
niktemadur — 2013-10-03T21:45:42-04:00 — #2
First thing I thought about was Magritte: Ceci n'est pas une escargot, "This is not a snail"
daneyul — 2013-10-04T07:44:16-04:00 — #3
The link didn't show it, but here's proof:
Interestingly though--this guy (Papustyla pulcherrima):
Manages to look almost identical via actual shell color. I think.
spunkytws — 2013-10-04T09:26:15-04:00 — #4
Fascinating. I wondered if there was a reason why Papustyla pulcherrima might be imitating Beddomea albizonatus--my first thought was that it would be a way of deterring predators, like the viceroy butterfly. But one's found in Sri Lanka and the other's found in New Guinea, so maybe it's just a coincidence.
wearysky — 2013-10-04T10:37:17-04:00 — #5
It's interesting that the snail's body inside the shell is green - yet the actual bits outside the shell are still kinda brown coloured.
daneyul — 2013-10-04T12:23:38-04:00 — #6
Yep. That's why I went looking for an image of the shell--it just didn't seem right.
I guess, since in some ways the shell "is" the skin of the snail (it can't live without it) it's more the insides of the snail causing the color?
maggiekb — 2013-10-08T12:38:12-04:00 — #7
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