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Frilly, yet functional - egg capsules of the true tulip | by Erin *~*~*
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Frilly, yet functional - egg capsules of the true tulip

Every so often, the southwest Florida beach comber will run across a

delicate, bouquet like mass tossed upon the beach. If it's a

particularly frilly-looking mass, chances are pretty good that you've

stumbled upon the egg capsules of the true tulip. I found this one on

Bunche Beach in Fort Myers, Florida. Click here for a page that shows a

row of empty true tulip shells -

 

mymobileadventures.com/2008/01/tulips-tulips-tulips - now,

imagine them smaller than the head of a pin, and encased in a

tough-yet-bendy (something like a finger nail) substance. When you pick

up the mass and shake it, a rattling sounds means that the young snails

are still in there, waiting to hatch. Return it to the beach and let

Mother Nature do her thing. :)

 

egg mass of the true tulip snail, bunche beach, fort myers, florida

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Taken on March 5, 2013