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How do you care correctly for Giant African Land Snails Mine have recently covered their shells up blocking their entrance. Please tell me why they have done this?


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May 17, 2009 10:51PM

I found that Snails cover the front of their shells with their slime to protect themselves from predators but letting air in whilst they are hibernating. They do this during extreme hotness or coldness. The snails also hibernate during the winter for the same reason stated above; it gets so cold. The 'cocoon' acts as a tough skin and they will hide away from some while but will submerge soon enough