I saw little trails around the condensation on the tank and I thought “babies?!” but no, turns out there are white mites in the tank, so I’m going to have to clean and bleach the tank tomorrow and wash the snails if possible. I also need to get more climbing rocks for them. I’m kinda snailkeeping by the seat of my pants since most of the guides are for giant snails, which sadly are strictly banned in the US. (I would love to keep GALs), and things like washing them are a bit more difficult when you have smaller snails.
I’d like to raise some little buttons, but I wonder if it’s dependent on the year or they aren’t old enough yet or the conditions aren’t right and if so, what is? And do they need a specific day/night cycle or should I keep their light on to keep them warm?
US snailkeepers unite! We need to write a US species snail guide too.
Anonymous asked: i really like your shading and how you use light, plus your ability to make complex designs that interlink or that and it always looks so clean. i always love that in pictures, prolly cause my drawings always look so sketchy hehe
Thank you! I will admit I could probably make the designs cleaner if I started with the big blocked shapes and went inward to small details. Art is a journey!
Is that… is that even healthy?
There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.
I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.
nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.
In which case
(I like glowy things)