Microscopic.. Friday? Snail Tales From the Garden!

in macro •  4 months ago 

Last night I dusted off the microscope when I noticed a tiny visitor had hitched a ride on the back of one of the dogs!

Maybe I'll start bringing back Microscopic Mondays if this post gets a little traction!

Shrink Ray activated!



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Say hello to Mister Snail!




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He was not a fan of the light on the microscope. I had to keep chasing him around.




A video of him showing great displeasure at the miniature sun that is shining in his face.

Admit it, watching the mucus ripple is weirdly fascinating.




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A close up of his shell! It reminds me of a Boulder Opal.


Boulder Opal under the microscope for reference:

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What do you think? Similar?




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The logarithmic spiral of his shell! I had to wait for him to move his foot to catch this one! You can still see it in bottom right receding!




Speaking of, we should get a closer look at his adorable little foot!

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Now, the grand prize for marveling at the snail with me: A four minute long video of him moving to recede into his shell. It is strangely soothing, like watching water ripple. Enjoy!



Drop some comments below if you'd like me to bring back Microscopic Monday and leave some suggestions of things you would like to see up close!





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WOW!!!!!!!!! WHAT A SPIRAL! <3 LOVE THIS. I SHOWED MY LITTLE GUY. HE WAS IN AWWWWE. SO ODD THE WAY THE SKIN MOVED IN REACTION TO THE LIGHT. I THOUGHT IT WAS MORPHING. COOL LITTLE VIDEO AND THE ENDING VIDEO, SO COOL! OMGOSH, SLIMY, YET SATISFYING. I WISH MY VR FIT MY PHONE :/ BUT IM THOROUGHLY CONVINCE, UPON THIS EVIDENCE THAT SNAILS ARE FROM OUTER SPACE!

Very cool!

Nice!

Snail across the universe!




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Awesome photos! Those eye stalks are creepy.