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<img src="smile/blush.gif" alt="smile/blush.gif" style="border:0" /> Hi again: Can you help me identify these? Thanks
 <img src="images/icones/icon9.gif" alt="images/icones/icon9.gif" style="border:0" /> Sorry, but it seems to me that you have forgotten something. <img src="smile/!fou.gif" alt="smile/!fou.gif" style="border:0" />
 <img src="images/smiley/sleep.gif" alt="" border="0" /> Sorry. Thank God you're sharp-eyed!
left (lower): Conus leopardus (juvenile), Leopard Cone
left (upper): Cerithium nodulosum, Knobbed Cerith
top (left): Conus pulicarius, Flea-Bite Cone
top (right): Liguus virgineus, Virgin Liguus (land snail)
right: Achatina fulica, Giant African Snail (land snail)

These are all common to very common species. The Liguus is widely used in the shellcraft industry, where it is called "candy snail". The Achatina is originally from East Africa, but has now spread to tropical locations around the world as a stowaway in agricultural products. Conus leopardus, when full grown, is one of the largest Conus species, reaching over 9 inches (225 mm) in length, and a weight of more than 2 pounds (900 grams).
Once again, thank you, Paul. Maybe I'll find SOMETHING in the box that will be of interest. Kent <img src="images/smiley/jap.gif" alt="" border="0" />