These are new to captivity, and I don't know much about them. I have been informed by two people that they do well kept in a similar way to fulica, I have also been informed that they also like it humid, and they should have some rotten wood and leaves in their diet. I haven't got mine any rotten wood yet, but hope to do so later on tonight.
They are beautiful, unusual shells that curl into tight whorls and then the last whorl separates when the snail approximately reaches adulthood. It has attached to it's back, a hard plug which neatly fits into the shell entrance when the snail retracts. The snail folds it's body in half by the looks of things as it retracts, pulling the plug in last. It looks like some kind of sawn-off screw head!
Another unusual feature is a tube-like structure coming from the shell on the snail's right-hand side. I'm intrigued as to what this is for, it must have evolved for a reason......
Sorry about the quality of the photo, the snails were feeling a little shy and didn't want to come out when I had them out of their tank. I suspect this is a species that prefers little disturbance, but time will tell.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2009 16:34:33 GMT by AlienSnail
Oh I agree with morningcoffee. I like the shell (s?) looks really handy "plug" when they're retract no one can disturb while you are taking naps. There is really too much of love snails species that it will be very hard to think what try next before you find the right one and only species what you wanna take care of.