• Many snail species hibernate during cold weather; they cover their bodies with mucus during this time in order to help them from drying out  (BioExpedition).http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxon=Bulimulidae


  • A snail's life span can range anywhere from  5 to 25 years  (BioExpedition).


  • The largest land snail that was ever reported was two pounds and fifteen inches long  (BioExpedition).


  • As snails move they often leave behind slime; the slime is a form of suction that allows snail to move up large rocks and hang upside down (BioExpedition).


  • Archaeological findings have shown mollusks have been used by man for many different purposes throughout history such as for eating, fabricating tools, making instruments, and in ceremony (Nordsieck, 2010).


  • A snails movement does not follow a straight line, they often travel in circle patterns and zig-zag from side to side (BioExpedition).


  • Snails don’t  have very well developed eyes and therefore have poor vision, they rely on their good sense of smell to help them find their prey (BioExpedition).




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