Most fresh-water slugs are edible if they are thoroughly cooked to kill any parasites and bacteria they may carry, some of which are extremely harmful to humans. Slugs also feed on poisonous mushrooms and should be fed lettuce, bran or meal for a week to detoxify before being consumed.Know More
When collecting slugs, wear gloves to prevent direct skin contact, and wash hands thoroughly afterward to avoid contracting parasites and disease.
Some members of the slug family are considered fine-tasting delicacies, such as certain snails. Others reportedly taste bad, or have very little flavor, no matter how they are prepared. Before cooking slugs, remember to immerse them in equal parts water and vinegar until they are dead and their mucus has been released.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
As nocturnal mollusks, slugs tend to reside in dark places during the day, such as hedgerows, refuse or rotting logs and timber. Their habitats are very often close to areas of human presence, such as gardens or parks.Full Answer >
Snails do not have teeth like humans or mammals. Instead, like most mollusks, snails have radulas, which look like tongues in the snail's mouth. The radulas have tiny teeth on them, used for gripping and grinding food. A radula's appearance is often used by scientists to identify and classify snails.Full Answer >
A snail's diet varies according to its natural habitat. A land snail is usually herbivorous and feeds on a variety of vegetables, fruits and soft barks. Other species of snails, such as the wolf snail, are carnivores and may even eat herbivorous snails. Snails, like other living things, need water to survive but can do with just a little amount of water.Full Answer >
Whelks typically eat hard-shelled prey. Their diet often consists of mussels and barnacles, but since they are scavengers, they will eat a variety of other prey.Full Answer >