You can find terrestrial and aquatic snails inching along slowly on every continent, including Antarctica. No matter where you find them, these gastropods are easy to spot thanks to their spiral shells. They come in various colors - brown with yellow streaks, gold, pink, and many more.
The shade of their portable house helps them evade predators and survive extreme temperatures. Snails with darker shells need to retain heat, and those with lighter ones need to reflect heat.
To top it all off, the many different types of snails make their own houses, unlike hermit crabs. Snails have organs called the mantle that produces layers of calcium carbonate, which crystallize and harden.
So if you think snails are just pests, you’ll find plenty of interesting aspects to these slow little creatures. Discover the wonders and importance of snails as you read these curated snail quotes we have prepared.
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To prevent dying of excessive evaporation, snails have tricks up their shells to retain moisture. They can produce mucus all over their body, seal their opening with a mucus sheet, and seek moist environments to hide during harsh hot weather.
You might think you cannot find a snail in the desert, but surprisingly there are! They have smaller openings and can seal themselves in for years until rain arrives. So, as we read the following quotes, let's learn to adapt to any situation like these slow creatures.
Snails are famous for being sluggish. That's why we use them as a common idiom - as slow as a snail. Some can cover a mile in one day and ten hours if they crawl continuously. Even at this pace, people organize racing events for them.
Read more about a snail's unique features after reading the following quotes.
Snails only have two brain cells - one for communicating hunger and the other for spotting food. But don't underestimate them for being slow in pace and in intelligence. You will be amazed to know that scientists think this snail feature could lead to more efficient and intelligent robots.
As you read these quotes, take note of the snails. Don't complicate your situation, and be in the moment.
These little crawlers can have around 14,000 teeth. It might be horrific to imagine, but each one is microscopic. Located on their tongue, they use these tiny teeth like a file to break down the leafy greens they eat.
Discover how award-winning poets incorporate these toothy creatures in their work as you read the following excerpts.
Snails' mucus does not only prevent them from drying out. They can also use their slime trails to communicate with each other. They can also follow other's trails to move faster or their path to creep back where they came from.
Check out how we relate snails to our daily lives with the following quotes and apply them to take your time in life.