Recording the sound of a snail eating

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Last week I met with sound scientist/artist JT Bullitt to make new recordings of two Neohelix albolabris snails as they ate various food stuffs. Their eating sound passes through the food substrate (not through the air), so these are substrate recordings. It was quite exciting to get fresh sounds with John’s newly devised set up and the snail’s had a good time feasting on many courses. The adult was willing to try eating anything, but the juvenile was more interested in exploring the mic wires, though it couldn’t resist the mushroom. See links below.

2014 photos from the most recent recording session
2012 sound recording photo