Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Gonna be hard to step on those


Cuban Painted Snails (Polymita Picta)

“Their colours come from their diet, lichen and mosses rich in minerals that give the shells these stunning colours. They differ according to the particular mix of plants that each snail has been eating.” - David Attenborough


  1. Don't step on these! The French eat them!

  2. An enterprising artist would do a meticulous study of diet and other factors that affected shell color and design, and then deliberately manipulate those to produce planned art, with the shell as medium and the snail as collaborator.
    Cuban artistes, take note.

  3. David Attenborough is one of the most overrated 'experts' in the modern world. Frankly, when speaking of such things as these mollusks, he doesn't know anymore than a random individual who trusted Google for their 'research.'