Snails, slugs and worms

he edible snail hibernates, closing off the shell with a lid of lime.

In spring this lid is pushed to one side and the snail emerges again.

An edible snail can live for many years.

The shell of the snail is composed of lime and covered with a thin brown layer of protein. This brown layer is gradually worn away so that old snails often have a chalk-white shell.

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