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  1. #1 What kind of creature is this? 
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    First of all- I don't know anything about science, and I'm not sure if this is the right forum or the right place to post this, but I got a qeustion. I've never been on these kinds of a forums before, so please, if I did something wrong(What I likely already did) tell me. Please don't judge me, because I know as much about science as likely just another 14 year old boy.


    But my qeustion is, someone aksed if we knew what kind of creature this is:



    I googled for half an hour, without succes. Now, I have an very annoying urge to HAVE to know things when I want to know something, so I would like to aks you guys if you know what it is.


    This is what he told about it:

    -Found: "On my wall about a light switch."
    -He claims it is "Like a catterpillar".
    -He doesn't want to touch it, because hes afraid he might harm it.
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    Definitely a mollusc. But I expect it to feel smooth. The "shell", rough."

    Thats all I know.


    Sorry for giving the lag of information, or if this is a stupid qeustion, but I just would like to know what it is.

    Also, please don't mind my spelling/grammar.

    -RexBox


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    What will help the most isa clear picture of the animal and a more detailed description. General location will also help


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    What will help the most isa clear picture of the animal and a more detailed description. General location will also help
    Oke, I'll ask as soon as I speak to him again.
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    Yep, a clearer picture would help!
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    Well, I popped the photo into Microsoft Photo Editor and, leaving the Brightness and Contrast at 50, I cranked the Gamma up to 1.79 and confirmed my suspicions that the dark blob at the bottom (which seems too lobular to be a mollusc) was indeed a nice green leaf with its stem at the top.

    Then, the object in question is the light-colored object above and to the right of the leaf.

    Described as "Like a caterpillar" ... [soft] ... "smooth" ... rough "shell" — sounds like a slug to me, the rough part may be the "foot", although the mantle tends to look like a "shell" more than the foot does. Are there straight-shelled land snails?

    I always thought of slugs as garden animals, but people find them in houses.

    That's what I might make of it, although the description says "shell", so we should believe it.

    Some (all?) young snails start off with an un-spiraled shell (ya gotta start somewhere!).

    I'm not a snail expert, but I'm guessing it's a young snail with a simple shell (maybe we're looking at a side view).
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    May I ask, why do you want to know? It's just some creature, or maybe a photo created by someone as a practical joke.
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    Why should they not want to know?
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    If it was a practical joke, should it not have a trollface?
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Man View Post
    May I ask, why do you want to know? It's just some creature, or maybe a photo created by someone as a practical joke.
    May I ask why do you want to know why they want to know?
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    My eyesight must be terrible, it looks like a leaf to me.
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    it's probably the white thing, and it looks like an albino leech, so mystery solved.. next question..
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

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    Sorry for the late response people, I was away for a few days. Haven't spoken to him again, but it might be some kind of snail(the white thing), but I thought the most (land)snails were black?
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    Could be a baby of one of these...


    It's a carnivorous albino slug btw.
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
    Could be a baby of one of these...


    It's a carnivorous albino slug btw.
    Ah, thanks! That might be it. I'll ask him if it is like this one.

    Thanks everyone !
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    It all depends on WHERE the picture was taken. The "ghost slug" in the picture above (Selenochlamys ysbryda) is only found in Wales. I will not hazard any guesses until we know the general location of where it was found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    It all depends on WHERE the picture was taken. The "ghost slug" in the picture above (Selenochlamys ysbryda) is only found in Wales. I will not hazard any guesses until we know the general location of where it was found.
    Impressive you knew what it was. As i found the image and all it said was carnivorous albino slug, not it's latin name. Hmm or did you google what i called it? It's from wales yes, but i think it'll inhabit other areas as well, but sparsly..
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

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    Its only found in wales and was described in 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
    Impressive you knew what it was. As i found the image and all it said was carnivorous albino slug, not it's latin name. Hmm or did you google what i called it? It's from wales yes, but i think it'll inhabit other areas as well, but sparsly..
    Googling works, but you can also drag-and-drop it onto TinEye, a very nice website.
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