I am trying to understand the science of snails. I know sounds crazy but fascinating. Wondering if there is research material on snails?
My snails seem to spend time at the surface halfway inside the water and halfway out. Do they like to be semi-out of the water for a reason? When I do my PWC
and it lowers the water leaving the snail outside of the water for as long as it takes to refill the tank. They do ok with it.
How does a snail digest its food?
How does a snail poop?
How does a snail produce a new shell exactly? if they left there shell would they die?
Are they fine-filter feeders or do they have a mouth to swallow chunks? Is it kinda like a fly that vomits and then redigests?
From Kurt-Nelsons post about snails reproducing in his tank I now understand how they are produced. After the egg is fertilized they just hatch from the substrate I assume?
I know wierd stupid questions I guess I am bored today with nothing better to do than think about snail behavior.