More snails for dinner

This shell, likely a Vallonia species was on a stem of grass about an inch above the body of the mound.

There seems to be some debris stuck to the top of the shell–presumably from the nest.  Why the ants left the shell here I do not know.

Photos of the live snails can be found here:

                    Vallonia

                    Gastrocopta

                    Zonitoides

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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