Snails and slugs damages they generate. Features and lifestyle.

     Snails and slugs are a lack molluscs legs, used to move his body through contractions and stretching, such as worms, they belong to the family of gastropods, are provided with a spiral oxbow lake, in the case of snails , which serves as a refuge and a kind of dorsal thickening in the case of slugs. Overnight they show maximum activity when the ground is wet and humid atmosphere.


Snails usually come out to feed at dusk or dawn.

     To move secrete a mucus or slime, which helps them locomotion slipping over her, is also a means of protection against injury, bacteria, other insects such as ants and moisturizer regulator temperature. Snails and slugs breathe through lungs and are hermaphrodites, meaning they have sperm and ovaries, after mating and inseminated each other to fertilize the ovaries internally deposited eggs 80-160 in a nest, a small hole made on the ground, in a protected and dug through his tail and then cover them, preferably in spring and autumn, during the rainy season. After 15 days the eggs begin to hatch. The young snails feed, and 6-12 months are sexually mature and become adult individuals.


Slugs have the body with very strong and elastic muscles.

     These mollusks grow and develop in moist environments, where conditions are not favorable for snails, take refuge in your home that is its shell, creating a layer or membrane that isolates them from the outside. In cold seasons overwinter under the earth, stones or piles of debris.


Snail slime secreted used to scroll and thermal regulator.

     Snails and slugs have a mouth formed by teeth (Rabbula), left a peculiar mark on the leaves of plants. They are voracious mollusks that feed on a variety of plants, leaves and vegetables. During the day they remain hidden, out mostly at night or on cloudy days and after rainfall or irrigation. Are most damaging snails slugs, snails that prefer green leaves and wilted leaves slugs or falls even get to eat animal waste, though not despise the stems of young plants.


When the snail grows, so does its shell.

     Their damage is similar to that used by caterpillars, although their presence is noted for its silvery slime trail, they leave behind when walking, when the trail and excessive damage, we can identify it as a plague of snails. Although only locate the smallest of the species, the truth is that they can be as voracious snails as adults, making great damage to our plants or new growth.