When my father was here on a visit, I told him about Mr. Tiny Snail. He said: Soon, you will have the greenhouse full of snails, you know they are hermaphrodite. And I said, yes, but surely they do need a partner?
Well, I ask you, do they? Is there another Mr+s. Tiny snail I do not know about? Does Mr+s. Tiny snail need no one? or was he+she already “inseminated” when I found him+her? because… I found another snail today in my moss, and it is not the same one, because it is even tinier!
This is the “original” Mr+s. Tiny Snail:
Who was almost 4mm!
Surely they do not shrink? :P
I was worried my snail was not ok since I hadn’t seen him+her in a long time. Now I see he+she is not only ok, but thriving :P I have existential doubts. How many snails are there in my moss?
Another thing that I have noted, is that snails are super adventurous. They will immediately “jump” on to any surface you present them with. Oooh shiny!
Tiny’s house. There are rocks, pieces of shingle, moss of two or three kinds, a fern that took some losses over my vacation, and a bunch of nettles that spontaneously sprouted. I spray it twice a day with mineral water. There are always a few micro bugs around, so of course one or three spiders have found their way in.