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August 31, 2012

Originally posted on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Education Blog:

This is it!!! The day we were waiting for all week…the birth of our snails!!!!!

Day 7, A.M.: Follow the series from getting ready, chewing through the shell, escaping the egg, and the empty egg case!

snail ready to hatch

snail about to emergy from egg

the snail hatching begins

snail part of way out of egg

snail birth 1/2 way there

snail birth from egg case

snail out of egg case

free snail

Day 7, P.M.: Newly-hatched snails explore their world

new baby snail post-hatching

newly born snail

Day 8, P.M.:  The End!

day old snail baby

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