Fun Facts!

Ramshorn snail. Photo by Amanda Goodman.

-The daily activity pattern of snails is very interesting, they are usually the most active during dawn and dusk, and their activity level fluctuates throughout the night.

 - Freshwater Pulmonates have the amazing ability to regulate their buoyancy by adjusting the amount of air in their "lung." They use this to sink, float or rise within the water.

 - Mollusks have a kidney located near the heart. They use this to remove nitrogenous waste from the "blood," it is then carried via the excretory duct, which runs alongside the rectum to a pore located at the mantle edge.