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Herp Eggs ??

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Topic: Herp Eggs ??
Posted By: Vicar
Subject: Herp Eggs ??
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2004 at 5:23pm

Anybody have any ideas on what these are ??

Found them this morning on Hankley Common, they were at the fringes of heather, on a bit of fragmenting plastic sheet (The army seem to dump all sorts of litter over the common - particularly heaps of old MRE packets today!).

My first thought was unfertilised Herp eggs, no idea what type, or howcome they got left reasonably exposed here - must have been 'laid' last night.

All thoughts greatly appreciated. 20p piece in photo for scale.

Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2004 at 8:21pm
They look like slug or snail eggs.

Posted By: Vicar
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2004 at 9:26pm

Thanks Gemma,

I think you're right, had a look thru the web and some slugs do lay clear eggs. Cant find any really close-up pics, but they certainally look about right....thanks, that one had me baffled :P

Posted By: evilmike
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2004 at 11:23pm
id say slug eggs

Mike Lister BSc hons Ecology & Env management

Posted By: djp_phillips
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2006 at 3:25pm
yes slugs...

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Posted By: Dan Kane
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2006 at 7:43am
Yeah, in one of my biology lessons about 2 months ago we had snails and slugs,and my snail laid eggs on my hand!, exactly like the ones you saw.


Posted By: djp_phillips
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2006 at 10:32am
has anyone overturned stones in the river, sometimes you can see snail
(water snail) eggs stuck to the underside

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