Snails & slugs

This giant slug was trying to cross the road…




Mollusca: Gastropoda: Arionoidea (slugs)
Meghimatium fruhstorferi = yama-namekuji

door snaildoor snail

Mollusca: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae
Door snail= kiseru-gai

Location: In sweet chestnut grove next to Munakata Common (Google map)

Euhadra peliomphalaEuhadra peliomphala

Mollusca: Pulmonata: Bradybaenidae
Euhadra peliomphala
Land snail = mizuji-maimai

Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

Rei found a very nice snail (katatsumuri) and decided to keep “him” as a pet. We’re keeping him in a plastic box, with soil, leaves, twigs, and food (cabbage, carrot skins, and egg shells). He seems to be doing pretty well and moves so fast that we’re considering the possibility of entering him into snail races in the future!!
Here are a few pictures of the snail and Rei:

rei snail01rei snail02Rei's snail