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From a humid forest in the city outskirts, these pink 'cotton candies' are rather clumps of two to six hundred tiny eggs attached to a tree.
They were laid by one of the largest freshwater snails, the Apple Snail which grows to the size of an apple between two to up six cm.
They are popular in the aquarium trade for their large size and shells.
But unfortunately after their cleaning jobs in aquariums, people let them loose in the wild waterways.
These snails consume large quantities of plant material, which damages the ecology and steals food sources for native fish.
If EATEN raw they can transmit a deadly parasite to people and other mammals.

Largely cropped from the native capture

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  • Copyright: Robert Deschenes (clic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2917 W: 0 N: 3974] (25230)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2017-02-21
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-09-06 7:56
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