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Snails do not change their shell.

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When do snails change their shells?

Snails do not change their shells. The snail's shell grows with it over time.

Do snails change shells in the spring?

Snails do not change their shells ever. They keep their shell up to the day they die.

Do snails change their shells?

no,as they grow their shells grow too

Do all snails have shells?

All snails have shells but not all Gastropods have shells. Snails are in the gastropod family.

Is snails growing shells a chemical changes?

chemical change

Do snails move into new shells?

yes snails move into new shells but not all kinds of snails do .

How often does a snail change shells?

Snails don't change their shells. Unlike crustaceans, molluscs like snails keep the same shell throughout their lifetime. The shell is formed from secretions from the snails mantle, the flesh under the shell, and some snails (such as the giant African snails kept as pets) can be seen running their mouths along the edge of their shells, to build up another layer on the shells lip. The stripes that make up the pattern of a snails shell are the result of different compositions of shell material at different times.

How do snails grow their shells?

Snails grow their shells from the calcium in their bodies. It is secreted out of the mantle of the snail. There shells grow like our fingernails do.

What are snails?

Snails have beautiful shells and are slimy but cute.

Where do snails sleep?

Snails sleep inside there shells.

How long does it take fora snil to build a new shell?

Snails dont rebuild their shells. I used to think that slugs were just snails without shells, but without their shells, snails die. Their bodies are sort of connected to the shells.

Can a snail shell grow out the snail?

No. Unlike animals like hermit crabs (who have to change their shells whenever they grow out of it), shells for snails grow WITH it.

Do Snail Shells Expand?

snails shed their shells and find new shells

Are snails invertibrates?

Yes, snails have really hard shells.

Do snails live with out there shells?

The snails shell is part of its body

What do snails have but slugs don't have?

Snails have shells and slugs don't.

What protetcts sea snails?

see snails also have shells

How do snails get their shells?

They grow them.

Why do snails have shells?


Do snails eat their shells?


What did snails evolve from?


How are snails recognized?

Their shells?

How do you get snails out of their shells?

You don't. Snails grow to their shells through a thin layer of skin. If you pick them from their shells you may very well kill or injure them.

You have some baby African snails and they have lost their shells is this normal?

no but it happens 10/50 of snails have lost there shells

Do baby garden snails have shells when they are born?

Yes! Garden snails hatch from eggs with their shells fully developed.