Reproduction of Land Snails

  • Majority of all land snails are hermaphrodites, which means they have full sets of both male and female reproductive organs.

  • Their reproductive organs are near the front, and by use of their extruding outer reproductive organs an exchange of sperm can take place to fertilize the egg.

  • Fertilization is done internally.

  • Snail's then lay their eggs, and do not take care of them after this step.

  • After hatching, the snail needs an immediate supply of calcium to strengthen their shell. This source of calcium is obtained by eating their egg.