28 April 2013 at 09:42:54 MDT
Azorean Snail in it's natural environment. Yeah I kinda gave up halfway through and went crazy with the airbrush tool as an experiment.
on 28 April 2013 at 12:29:12 MDT
haha It's kinds cute. I really like the coloring on this.
on 17 January 2014 at 09:11:26 MST
A gastropod with 4 feet instead of one! Although I'm guessing I see a very laid back, kinda sluggish (no pun intended) creature. I've actually kept some dusky slugs in a small tank, although I soon ended up with way too many. Is the Azorean snail asexual like our gastropods?
on 17 January 2014 at 14:43:48 MST
Actually they are hermaphrodites like most land snails. I based most of their biology off of Roman snails though, from the love spears to having both male and female organs. All of them can give and receive sperm and lay eggs.
on 17 January 2014 at 20:11:32 MST
That must make dating for them really simple and easy. Snails and slugs are really interesting creatures I feel that really don't get enough credit. Even though many are considered to be gross pests, they are amazing creatures in their own right to those that dare to look closer.
on 17 January 2014 at 20:14:29 MST
Haha yeah, even though the don't exactly "date". The reason they are hermaphrodites is that it's easier to pass on genetic code. Same way with Roman snails since they move so slow.
on 28 May 2014 at 08:40:22 MDT
wonderful planet with wonderful creatures, would love to visit them someday
on 14 September 2014 at 22:33:17 MDT
I can see snails evolving into that