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Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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Collection MHS General
Date June 2014
Description Iím Sheldon!

This model of me was inspired by the land snails found on Blumine Island, in Queen Charlotte Sound. We are only found in New Zealand. Our family lays eggs through a hole in our necks, and we slurp up worms like spaghetti. Yum!

Possums eat us, so major possum control operations mean that we can survive.

If you see our shells in the wild, please leave them. Other snails eat the empty shells, and get valuable nutrients from them. We like to recycle our homes.

You guessed it, my real name is Powelliphanta hochstetteri bicolor!


Year Range from 2014
Object ID 2014.073.0001
Object Name Model
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Last modified on: February 15, 2016