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 classifies as a gastropoda, which is a member of the mollusk family. Mollusks are defined by having no backbone, soft bodies and hard shells to protect the body. Both water and land snails are in the mollusk family.Full Answer >
Some ways to get rid of snails include surroundingÂ frequented areasÂ with copper wire, which gives snails a little electric shock, damp dog food, empty grapefruit halvesÂ or a rough material, such as grit or crushed eggshells. Another way is to smear the rims of vulnerable plant pots with petroleum jelly and salt.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 >