Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Do spixi snails eat plants

The short answer is: it depends.

The long answer is that it isn't entirely clear what it depends upon. Some people find that some spixis eat some plants.

Younger spixis (see right) seem to be most likely to chow down in plants. Older spixis may be tempted by a particularly luxious broadleaf plant like a red tiger lotus.

Some people think that purebred spixis will not eat plants and those that do are hybrids--however there is really no way to test this hypothesis.

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