Snails, crabs and mussels

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Snails, crabs and mussels

Postby franksaquarium » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:26 pm

My supplier has just sent me a list of the snails, crabs and mussels he's going to import. Thought I'd share. Pics soon.

Nerritina sp. Zebra Snail
Nerritina sp. Urchin Snail
Nerritina sp. Tiger Snail
Nerritina sp. Gold Snail
Nerritina sp. Sun Snail
Nerritina sp. O-ring Snail
Nerritina sp. Abolone Snail
Nerritina sp. Hairly Snail
Nerritina sp. Green Urchin Snail
Nerritina sp. Turtle Snail
Nerritina sp. Green Turtle Snail
Nerritina sp. Big Line Zebra Snail
Nerritina sp. Black Urchin Snail
Nerritina sp. Green Tiger Snail
Nerritina sp. Red Lips Snail
Nerritina sp. Batman Snail
Nerritina sp. Millenium Snail
Neritina sp Batik Snail
Neritina sp King Snail
Tylomelania zemis White Spot Snail
Tylomelania zemis White Spot Snail
Tylomelania zemis Yellow Poso Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania zemis Black Poso Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania zemis Chocolate Poso Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania zemis Orange Poso Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania zemis Golden Spotted Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania zemis White Spotted Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania zemis Yellow Spotted Rabbit Snail
Nerritina sp. Sulawesian Red Spoted Snail
Neritina sp Don King Snail
Tylomelania zemis Sponge Rabbit Snail
Nerritina sp. Black Line Yellow Snail
Nerritina sp. Assorted Horn Snail
Neritina sp Black Horn
Nerritina sp. Tricolor Horn Snail
Nerritina sp. Spiral Horn Snail
Tylomelania zemis Sulawesi King Snail
Nerritina sp. Assorted Mini Snail
Tylomelania sp Yellow Antenna Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania sp Golden Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania sp Orange Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania sp Primitive Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania sp Yellow Rabbit Snail
Neritina sp Sulawesian Zebra Snail
Tylomelania sp Blue Eye Rabbit Snail
Neritina sp Long Nose Snail
Neritina sp Tiara Snail
Neritina sp Green Tiara Snail
Neritina sp Assorted Turbo Tree Snail
Neritina sp Tree Snail
Neritina sp Peanut Tree Snail
Neritina sp Kuwuk Tree Snail
Neritina sp Kuwuk Brown Tree Snail
Tylomelania sp Java Yellow Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania sp Yellow Fleck Rabbit Snail

Alien Crab
Aquatic Plant Crab
Metasesarma obesum Batik Crab
Geosesarma sp Carnaval Crab
Pseudosesarma moeshi Long Arm Crab
Pseudosesarma moeshi Purple Long Arm Crab
Pseudosesarma moeshi Yellow Long Arm Crab
Geosesarma sp Orange Crab
Parasesarma sp Panther Crab
Parasesarma sp Red Panther Crab
Metasesarma aubryi Red Apple Crab
Parasesarma sp Purple Crab
Parasesarma sp White Claw Panther Crab
Pseudosesarma moeshi Rainbow Crab
Pseudosesarma moeshi Monas Crab
Pseudosesarma moeshi Spider Crab
Metasesarma sp Ruby Crab
Metasesarma sp Emerald Crab
Parasesarma sp Purple Crab
Comando Crab (Male)
Comando Crab (Female)
Geosesarma sp blue Geosesarma bogorensis
Uca sp Fire Crab
Uca sp Blue Phantom Crab (Mangrove Crab)
Uca sp Sunset Crab (Mangrove Crab)

Bivalvia sp Blue Safid Clam
Bivalvia sp Golden Clam
Bivalvia sp Sofifi Clam (Assorted)
Bivalvia sp Jewel Clam
Bivalvia sp Kijing Clam
Bivalvia sp Pink/Red Clam
Bivalvia sp Yellow Clam
Bivalvia sp Yellow Strip Green Clam

He says he will have all these in stock soon. Of course, I have no room for all of them, but will pick a few of what I think are the nicer or more unusual ones.
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Postby vampie » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:33 am

Frank, I wish to kiss you right now.

But to be honest, I'm also just a wee bit drunk.
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Postby Evil_Snail » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:32 pm

Wow, those are some very creative names on that list. Can't wait for pics!
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Postby franksaquarium » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:38 pm

vampie wrote:Frank, I wish to kiss you right now.

But to be honest, I'm also just a wee bit drunk.


Plus, my wife might be a wee bit upset.
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Postby franksaquarium » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:09 pm

Evil_Snail wrote:Wow, those are some very creative names on that list. Can't wait for pics!


I've emailed the exporter again, requesting pics of the crabs and clams. I do have pics of the snails:

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Postby vampie » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:19 pm

franksaquarium wrote:Plus, my wife might be a wee bit upset.


Whatever. You know you want it.

To think though, it just a couple of months ago when I mentioned what a tease your Snails page was. I'm quite interested in those "Tree snails", I've always wondered about them.
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Postby franksaquarium » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:20 pm

If they are true tree snails, they might not be legal to import. I'll look into it.
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Postby vampie » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:25 pm

At risk of sounding like an idiot, would those be actual tree snails or just a random name tagged onto an aquatic snail?
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Postby franksaquarium » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:27 pm

vampie wrote:At risk of sounding like an idiot, would those be actual tree snails or just a random name tagged onto an aquatic snail?


Probably a random name. Nerites will sometimes climb mangroves, so I am assuming they're called tree snails because of that.
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Postby Guest » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:45 am

Awesome and impressive list Frank! 8)
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Postby franksaquarium » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:16 am

I really hope this comes through. I've been disappointed too many times when it comes to getting snails and freshwater mussels.
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Postby vampie » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:33 am

I'm looking forward to the bivalves as well. I did hear certain species have the outermost layer of their shell removed by the sellers to achieve better coloring. I'm not sure how much this weakens the bivalve, but it may be worth looking into.
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Postby franksaquarium » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:47 am

vampie wrote:I'm looking forward to the bivalves as well. I did hear certain species have the outermost layer of their shell removed by the sellers to achieve better coloring. I'm not sure how much this weakens the bivalve, but it may be worth looking into.


As many freshwater bivalves already have thin shells, removal of the outer layer may indeed weaken the whole shell. But I have not noticed this in the bivalves I've gotten in the past. The shells have always been dull looking rather than polished.
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Postby vampie » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:25 pm

It's probably nothing too much to worry about. I think the species that was the target of this attention was a certain light purple clam.
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