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.Know More
These hiding places are also where slugs will lay their eggs. Laid in large quantities, the eggs are held together by a sticky substance that yellows prior to hatching. Slugs develop gradually. They can lay dormant for up to 4 years.
They feed on the shoots and leaves of most field and garden crops, with a particular preference for ripe strawberries, tomatoes and head cabbage, which also provides good shelter during the day.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
Slugs, like other gastropods, do have a pair of eyes. These eyes are situated on the outer edge of a slug's tentacles, which are otherwise known as feelers.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 >
Limpets are classified as mollusks: like others in their family, they have strong, sturdy shells and produce slime to help them survive in their aquatic habitats. Limpets’ shells are quite attractive and have a unique cup-like shape that allows them to blend in with rocks along the coastal regions where they live. They also excrete special slime that helps them move over dry rock surfaces and helps with navigation too.Full Answer >
Fossil evidence dating back 550 million years identifies snail-like mollusks inhabiting the sea floor. Several million years later, snails adapted to land, breathing with lungs rather than gills. Snails now live in wide-ranging habitats from deserts to tropical climates, at sea level and in mountainous regions.Full Answer >