Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Corcoran Factory welcomes a new member to the family.

When taken care of properly, the Apple Snail can grow up to 6 inches in diameter. Apple snails are in fact the biggest living freshwater snails on earth. The Apple Snail has a unique respiration system, complete with the gills of a fish (at the right side of the snail body) and a lung (at the left side of the body). And in spite the fact that many snail species are hermaphrodite (being male and female at the same time) apple snails are definitely not: they have separated sexes (gonochoristic) and a male and a female are needed for reproduction.

Sadly though, Apple Snails do not mate for life.

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