Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The Snail - Pest, Pet or Treat?

Many shudder at the thought of the sliminess of this creature, others have nightmares about them. However, there are many aspects of snail life that will surprise. Seen up close, too, the shells of these gastropods are often things of exquisite beauty.

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The largest land snail is the Giant African (Achatina sp), which can measure
up to thirty centimeters in length.
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Most snails have one large foot that needs to be moist to move.
This means that the snail lubricates its foot with mucus and leaves a trail
behind it.

More Interesting Snail Facts at The Ark In Space


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