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« on: March 04, 2010 04:27:03 PM »



This is my pet Giant African land snail Tarquin in his lovely new shell warmer. Ok he looks slightly confused and I doubt it will be a regular part of his wardrobe because he'll just get slime all over it but he looks pretty funny in it. He's a year old and has still got a lot of growing to do. This is what he looks like without his shell warmer on:


Say Hi Tarquin!
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010 04:44:58 PM »

That made me snort my water out my nose. Ow thanks...hahaha. That is indeed a lovely snail hat. Or would it be body sock? (Too bad those guys are illegal to own in the U.S. cause I would love to see someone's face when I told them I had a racing snail and showed them one of them.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010 04:57:38 PM »

oh how cute he'll love the hat eventually he looks like such a stud when wearing it Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010 05:01:21 PM »

Heheheh, that's quite cute.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010 05:27:58 PM »

I am agog!  That is so awesomely odd!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 06:09:37 PM »

That's a first for me! Your snail is precious!

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 06:31:45 PM »

That is so totally awesome. I love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010 06:57:50 PM »

heehee.  that's awesome!   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 07:01:47 PM »

That is the very first pet snail I have ever seen. He is adorable in his little body hat!
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010 03:02:31 AM »

What a cute snail!  Cheesy How do you feed it, does it need its own cage and stuff?
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010 03:23:09 AM »

What a cute snail!  Cheesy How do you feed it, does it need its own cage and stuff?
He lives in a glass tank with compost and a heat mat. He eats vegtables like lettuce, his favorite is cuecumber. He also eats cuttlefish for the calcium so he can grow his lovely shell. He is currently trying to re-arrange his tank...
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010 07:24:02 AM »

I... I'm in love... with a snail... Tarquin is cute!  And he looks very dapper in his shell warmer.  I love the first pic, he is obviously confused about what the food lady has done now.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010 08:15:54 AM »

He's too sexy for his hat.  Too sexy for his hat.  He's too sexy for his shell...

lol

This is adorable.  The snail is a show-stopper.  The hat is meticulously detailed and a beautiful work of art.  I love it!
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010 11:45:44 AM »

Very unique!  I've never seen a pet snail either, where did you find one?  The body warmer looks very snug and cozy  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010 12:30:09 PM »

bahahahahaa awesomesauce. This weirded me right out at first, which is always a good sign. Tarquin is one lucky snail! His name isn't by any chance influenced by the Tarquin kings, is it?

By the way, is the hat small enough to enter in the tiny challenge?
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2010 01:31:53 PM »

first off ... The hat is awsome, the colors and the style....

and second......I just spent 30min. reading about and looking at pictures at GALS (Giant African Land Snails).... kinda weird for me since I had never heard of them before..(illegal in the US).. but they are sorta neato...and they can grow up to 10-15 inches...wow, thats a big snail......I guess a boy in Miami brought some into the US, and after they got too big his grandmother let them go in the garden.... well needless to say there were thousands of them in a very short time.... cost the government hundreds of thousands of $ to get them under control and back to where they belonged......

That old saying ""you learn something new every day".... well there was mine.....

Thanks..... and what a spoiled snail.... to have a hat/bodysuite......

How big is Tarquin?
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2010 02:49:10 AM »

Aww he's so popular, I found him on Gum tree (free advertising site) a girl in my city went on holliday and when she came back she had 150 snails to deal with. I picked the name Tarquin because I thought it sounded like a mummys boy name, lol. His shell is currently 5 inches long and he's got alot of growing still to do. He has a boyfriend called Wilbur and they are gonna have a date soon and make some babies so our friends can have snails aswell. They are hermaphrodites so they have both bits but need each other for fertilisation.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2010 11:44:56 AM »

so glad to know Im not the only one with pets that some people consider odd Smiley yea!! he is adorable!! and the little hat is just the best! you should make him hats for every season....santa snail would be really funny Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2010 01:51:54 PM »

That is AMAZING! Cheesy

I have a snail too and he'd never stand for hat wearing...he's quite badly behaved! 

He does want to say 'hi' to Tarquin though Smiley  (his name is Fluffy)
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2010 02:01:17 PM »

That is a staggering amount of cute!!!
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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2010 02:12:32 PM »

 Cheesy Your snails are both cute!  I have several hermit crabs, does that count?  (And, I actually have a photo of one of them "riding" a toy motorcycle!)  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2010 05:15:06 PM »

I saw this and I just HAD to reply.

This is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen! I absolutely adore snails and when I saw you had crocheted a hat for your pet snail, I spent about a minute just staring at the screen making obscenely high-pitched noises, haha. Keep being awesome <3
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2010 12:26:34 AM »

Awwww, what?!?! They're illegal in the US. Super duper lame. The second I saw your post I thought; hilarious and I must have a giant snail.
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2010 04:58:30 AM »

Love it!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2010 02:22:39 PM »

That is the very first pet snail I have ever seen. He is adorable in his little body hat!

+1 indeed Grin Tarquin is def good looking guy and i like his hat. Good job Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2010 03:59:20 PM »

He's the cutest!!!!!! Love the warmer!
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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2010 11:53:44 AM »

That is too funny! "WTF??? My house is in a sleeping bag?"
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