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iLabs: Snail Photo Shoot — Part IV, Day 7: SNAIL BIRTH!!!!!

August 31, 2012

This is it!!! The day we were waiting for all week…the birth of our snails!!!!!

Day 7, A.M.: Follow the series from getting ready, chewing through the shell, escaping the egg, and the empty egg case!

snail ready to hatch

snail about to emergy from egg

the snail hatching begins

snail part of way out of egg

snail birth 1/2 way there

snail birth from egg case

snail out of egg case

free snail

Day 7, P.M.: Newly-hatched snails explore their world

new baby snail post-hatching

newly born snail

Day 8, P.M.:  The End!

day old snail baby

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2012 12:05 pm

    Reblogged this on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Blogs and commented:

    by Deb Bailey

  2. Daltan Taylor permalink
    September 23, 2012 11:30 am

    Great photos. I’ve never seen this up close before.

  3. jamajajingja permalink
    June 14, 2013 12:10 pm

    very beautiful picture.

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