The Woodland Pondsnail eats mostly organic debris found along the shallow shoreline of the lakes in which it lives. But it also eats algae that it finds along the surface of the water as well.

 Snails use a structure known as a radula to scrape their food off of substrates. The radula is made of chitin and it can also be used  scrape or tear prey. (Hickman, 2009)

This photo is of a snail radula. Photo taken by Larry
Jon Friesen


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