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RE: Today in the Yard

HUH? They don't molt? So all those shells on beaches are ones that just
died at whatever size?



 [CHAT] Today in the Yard
> Yeah, babies. hard to believe that something that small grows into
> something that large without molting; the shell just grows along with
> the snail. When you examine a baby shell under a lens, it is perfectly
> shaped to become a big one--except it has the orange-brown markings on
> its shell that look like lightning bolts [whence their common name].
> They are easy to identify because they are sinistral [left-handed
> spiral to their shell] and not many mollusks are.

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