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    Majority of the polygyrids are believed to be predominantly mycophagous, which means they primarily feed on fungi but some have been found to ingest on rotting wood and wood nettle (Blinn, 1963). Although most land snails and slugs are mostly herbivores, but quite a few will also consume animal matter of various kinds. Land snails like the Allogona and Vespericola primarily consume decaying vegetation, dead leaves, and animal 1442 bbg09.jpgwastes. (Frest and Johannes, 1997)

     Often land snails need peaceful vegetational land cover and an appropriate surrounding environment so they can calmly stay active and achieve maximum nutrition (Frest and Johannes, 1997)

      Snails such as the Allogona lombardii uses its anterior top and bottom tentacles to  feel its environment and touches every obstacle as it moves cautiously (, 2012). This not only helps them with move around their surrounding environment, but it also helps them locate food.

File:Radula diagram3.png       All land snails have a unique feeding organ called a radula to help them gather food (Hickman et al., 2009).  The radula is filled with small teeth composed of chitin to help the snail tear, rasp, and cut food (Hickman et al., 2009).  The radula is used to bring food toward their complete digestive system, which implies they have both an anus and a mouth (Hickman et al., 2009). The digestive system organs include the crop, salivary glands, stomach, digestive gland, and intestine (Hickman et al., 2009).  Digestion is extracellular and takes place in either the lumen of the stomach or in the digestive glands (Hickman et al., 2009). Life Cycle