Trail Of Waving Hearts ❥SCIENCE WORLD❥: How do snails get their shells?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

How do snails get their shells?

Snail are soft bodied animals and this makes them vulnerable. They belong to a group known as molluscs, which in Latin means soft. These animals protect themselves by forming a shell made of calcium carbonate, which is extracted from the soil and the food they feed on. Younger snails have smaller, nearly transparent shells that grow larger and stronger as the snail matures.

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