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lcarreau - Mar 24, 2008 11:13 am - Voted 10/10

Guido ...

Is that your name? I'm sorry I have all these questions coming through on Summitpost, but I feel I'm on the verge of enlightenment. How is the spread of the New Zealand snail related to humans? Do they lay eggs on a person's body, and then the eggs are deposited into the creek? I must do some more research. Your pictures are very interesting, Guido! Take care.


SoCalHiker - Mar 24, 2008 11:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Guido ...

as far as I know, the snail attaches to the boots and any other clothing while you are in the water. If you don't clean them carefully afterwards there is a risk of spreading it to other areas. Apparently one single mud snail can have up to 40 million offspring in one year.

Best, Guido

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