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A Rosy Picture in the Garden

Dateline: June 15, 2012*

Most people cringe with the mention of snails in the garden. Often terrestrial snails are given a bad rap. In Florida we have about 140 native and exotic snail and slug species. 354 kata lagi

Florida

A fact

Cuttlefish have ‘w’ shaped eyes.

See:

And then there’s this:

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Dilation!

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Animals

Slug

Pest: Slug (Deroceras reticulatum, Lehmannia poirieri, L.v alentiana, Limacus flavus, Milax gagates)

Pest Type: Mollusk phylum

Major Identifying Features: Lack of spiral shell, secretes mucus, hermaphrodites (all have the potential to lay eggs), adults lay an average of 3-40 batches of clear, oval to round eggs beneath leaves, in soil cracks, and in other protected areas… 228 kata lagi

Brown Garden Snail

Pest: Brown Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)

Pest Type: Mollusk phylum

Major Identifying Features: Spiral shell, secretes mucus, hermaphrodites (all have the potential to lay eggs), adults lay an average of 80 spherical, pearly white eggs into a hole in the soil… 235 kata lagi

AW, SHUCKS! OYSTER FESTIVALS ARE SOMETHING TO REALLY SHUCK AND JIVE ABOUT

AW,  SHUCKS!   OYSTER  FESTIVALS  ARE  SOMETHING  TO  REALLY  SHUCK  AND  JIVE  ABOUT

Dr. James J. S. Johnson

And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words…

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