Is there a point to the cone

  • Thread starter

sasha

Valued Member
Messages
96
Reaction score
0
Points
176
Hi ppl i just noticed that one of my snails cones (the bit that swirls into a point) faces in the opposite direction to the other ,, meaning when you look at them straight on ,one goes one left, and the other goes right way, if that makes sense lol.
Is it just a parent thing that was handed down.
i have one brown snail and one golden snail ??/
 

Peter243243

Valued Member
Messages
318
Reaction score
0
Points
176
That sounds kinda weird.
I have no idea what it is.
 

Semantic Drift

Valued Member
Messages
54
Reaction score
0
Points
166
As far as I know, it's just natural variation in the snail population, and decided mostly upon the handedness of the mother (i.e. the snail will inherit its mother's chirality).

But I found a pretty neat article about the usefulness of variety in handedness here - .

And here's an abstract from a study which investigated the genetics of this dimorphism - apparently, it's determined by a single gene, which is pretty cool. https://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005NW.....92..504S
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom