Daedalochila hippocrepis are a species of Polygyridae that have not been studied at great length and little is known about feeding habits; however, it is known that horseshoe liptooth is a herbivorous species of snail. By looking at some of the other species in the Family Polygyridae it can be seen that the vast majority of them are mycophagous, or fungi eating organisms (Blinn, 1963). When put into a laboratory setting Daedalochila hippocrepis  have been observed eating lettuce, tomatoes, and other vegetables, but whether it is a fungi eating species is yet to be determined (K Perez 2012, pers.comm.). At this time it is believed that Daedalochila hippocreis feeds on leaf litters in its natural habitat (K Perez 2012, pers.comm.).

Similar to a majority of the species in the class Gastropodia, Daedalochila hippocrepis feeds with a radula. A chitinous, rasping organ, the radula is used for scraping vegetation or drilling into prey (Hickman, 2009). Acting as a conveyer belt, it carries food into the mouth of the snail. Once food is acquired by the snail’s radula, the snail must digest the food in order to absorb the nutrients it needs. From there, ATP is produced, providing the energy the snail needs in order to carry out its everyday tasks. This process starts by pulling the food from the radula into the mouth (HickmaLive Daedalochila auriculata From Along CR 208 East Of Picolata (11/10/2008)n, 2009). Once food passes through the mouth it enters the crop, where several different enzymes start the process of breaking down the food into its most basic components (Hickman, 2009). After the crop food moves into the stomach where it is broken down further, it travels through the intestines where the usable nutrients are absorbed (Hickman, 2009). Excess waste is expelled out of the anus, located directly above the head, after all of the nutrients are absorbed (Hickman, 2009). The anus is brought above the head through a phenomenon that is unique to all gastropods called torsion, which is a 180 degree twisting of the visceral mass (Hickman, 2009). 

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