February 24, 2007

Getting to know snails

These crawling little creatures love moving through different surfaces by jeans of wavy muscular contractions. In the case of terrestrial snails this is different, since they move thanks to the slime they segregate.

Snail slime helps these animals get very well used to the conditions of stimulated reproduction.

The best way to find out the health of your snails is through their color and the contact with the substance inside the snail’s shell. Placing a plastic layer to let them crawl upon is a good way to check them without altering their behavior.
It is important to respect the position snails adopt, they do not remain as still and inactive as we may think because we may interrupting their normal activities as sleeping, eating, reproducing or just reposing.


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