Viola Shell Modification

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Viola Shell Modification

Post by wolfnipplechips » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:36 pm

My violas don't like to change shells, but one finally did today! She's been wearing this shell for about 3 years, and now it's pretty heavily modified on the inside. :o

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Thought it was neat. :) I love seeing how they've modified shells and since I have no more E's, I hardly get to see anymore!
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Re: Viola Shell Modification

Post by cannm » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 pm

Super neat :)

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:38 pm

Very cool! :)
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Re: Viola Shell Modification

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Do they edit it with their Uropods and Telson or something else?
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Re: Viola Shell Modification

Post by wodesorel » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:58 am

So neat! I keep waiting for my Rug to change to see if she does something similar. She's been wearing the same shell for a year and a half now and it makes me wonder!
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Re: Viola Shell Modification

Post by crabby33 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:14 pm

I have a Purple Pincher acting like an Ecuadorian. He put on a Gold Mouth turbo awhile back that had been worn by his previous tank mate and he hasn't changed out of it even when I try to give him other options to choose from.

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Re: Viola Shell Modification

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:52 am

Oh wow! (Just seeing this now)
You can really see where the columella had been improved upon! I think that's one of the clearer examples I've seen to date! :D

(Helps that you're great at picking out sweet illustrative angles... was thinking that just today when looking at your breeding photos - weird question, but have you ever done photography for natural history guides or the like? I think you'd be great at at.)
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Post by wolfnipplechips » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:00 pm

LadyJinglyJones wrote:(Helps that you're great at picking out sweet illustrative angles... was thinking that just today when looking at your breeding photos - weird question, but have you ever done photography for natural history guides or the like? I think you'd be great at at.)
Thanks! I actually got a job offer a few years back for that! But I was still in school and it wasn't in the same town and yeah...couldn't do it. :P Now I don't even have a camera since it and my best lenses went swimming. Just have my phone.
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Post by wodesorel » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Every time you mention it, I start tearing up. I miss your photos so much! What had you been using? You always had the best shots.
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Re: Viola Shell Modification

Post by wolfnipplechips » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:31 pm

Awwwwww :( I used a Canon 7D (the old version) and canon lenses. I'll get them again eventually! :)
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