How do snails move around?
The word snail is loosely used for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda which have coiled shells in the adult stage. (Those snails which do not have a shell or only a very small shell are usually called slugs.) Most snails move by gliding along on their muscular foot, which is lubricated with mucus. This motion is powered by succeeding waves of muscular contraction which move down the undersurface of the foot. This muscular action is clearly visible when a snail is crawling on the glass of a window or aquarium. Snails move at a proverbially low speed (1 mm/s is a typical speed]). They produce mucus in order to aid locomotion by reducing friction, and the mucus also helps reduce the snail's risk of mechanical injury from sharp objects.
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Answer . Snails move by alternating body contractions with stretching, with a proverbially low speed (1 mm/s is a typical speed for adult Helix lucorum ). They produce mucus in order to aid locomotion by reducing friction. The mucus also reduces the snail's risk of injury. It Has A Muscular Fo…ot to Move and Borrow with (MORE)
Snail Speed Snails move by alternating body contractions with stretching, with a proverbially low speed (1 mm/s) is a typical speed for an adult. So to answer your question that would be about 60 mm or 2.36 inches per minute on average depending on the exact type of snail and terrain.
Snails move by contracting its body muscles and move along thesurface with this gooey thing called "slime".It moves along thesurface so smoothly and it leaves a little trail behind,so itdoesn't have any problem traveling.That is how the snail generateits power of motion and across the surface like t…hat. (MORE)
the World Almanac and Book of Facts 1999 . New Jersey: Primedia, 1998: 572. said the a garden snail travels 0.03 mph
a snail can move about 0.1 miles an hour snails diet manley consist's of cabbage which may be the main corse of the high speed life style. max newman was here hamish brown was here as well as max newman
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There are about 60,000 species of snails and slugs and few of themor very fast. Some have been clocked at 0.03 miles per hour,however.
One trick is to place food where you want the snail to go. I put algae tabs and plant matter above the water line to entice them to climb.
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No, It is common for people to show or say that. The snail cannot produce enough of it to leave a trail wherever they go.
they leave a silver trail so they know the way home jks its so they can "walk". because snails dont have to legs they produce a slime so they can slide across it, leaving a silver trail.
Snails are one of the earliest known types of animals in the world. There is evidence that they evolved more than 600 million years ago. They are able to adapt to a variety of living conditions and they don't require large amounts of food. They have been able to continually evolve to survive the con…ditions around them which many researchers find to be very fascinating. All snails are classified as mollusks because of the hard shell that protects their bodies. Many people confuse slugs as snails but they aren't in the same category due to the fact that they don't have shells. You will find that there aren't any shortages of snails around the world. In fact they range number two behind insects when it comes to their numbers. As a result they are found in many locations and have a very diverse type of habitat where they can be found. Snails are very small animals that are only a few inches long and often weigh only a few ounces. A common mistake though is that the term snail is used to cover all of the different species. What you will find when you start looking at them though is that there are quite a few differences including where they live, what they eat, their behaviors, and of course the overall design of their bodies. As a snail moves it leaves behind a trail of slime. This allows it to easily move across any type of terrain without injuring its body. They aren't able to hear at all so they rely on their sense of touch to interact with each other. They use their sense of smell to help them find food. (MORE)
Well, you wouldn't want to enter it in a race against, well ANYTHING. Common garden-vareity snails can move up to six inches a minute, but that is really fast for them. They usually go a lot slower.
They can't move out of their shells the shell is like their skeleton. When the shell is empty it means that the animal has long died and the body has long decomposed.
because the surface is flat which makes it easier to move on concrete â¥â¥â¥ duuhhh
well you see a snail moves faster on cement because of the the cement being ruff it can grip it better therefore it moves faster!
there are many different ways to make a snail go faster. one ofthese ways is to take a syringe, half a cup of coffee and ateaspoon of sugar. put the coffee and the sugar into the syringeand give the snail an injection. there is a scientific explanationthat a snail's shell holds it down and makes it …go slower. so youcould just say, remove the shell. but the problem with that is theshell is the snails home. another way (which is really crazy) is toput a snail on a rocket and blast it out into space. but never dothis to a pet snail for it may not come back down to earth alive. (MORE)
mucus helps snails to move because its sticky. its also slimy. these to things help the snail to move over different surfaces
Snails are attached to their shells (like your muscles are attached to your bones) so they cannot come completely out of their shells. Unlike hermit crabs, who need to find a larger shell when they want to grow, a snail simply grows its shell larger when it needs a larger shell. It secretes more she…ll material at the edge of the aperture and continues the spiral around. Some snails change the form of the aperture when they reach maturity, changes that usually signify the end of growth.\n. \n. \nMissGiggles19 :)\n . \n . \nno i think they grow with the shell (MORE)
No. A snail's shell grows with the snail, because it is attached to it, so it cannot move into other shells anyway.
No, a conch is a mollusk which lives in a conch shell ,which it secretes itself. As the conch grows the shell gets bigger too, to accommodate it. Sea snails tend not to have any shell at all and if they do have a shell it is one that they secrete themselves. Hermit crabs live in the empty shells of …mollusks and move to a new shell as they grow bigger. (MORE)
If it's still tight up in its shell, I mean no flesh is showing, and the operculum is all you see, then it's still alive ( it takes muscle tension to stay this way) if not I would take it out and poke it a few times and see if it retracts further, if not smell it if it stinks real bad, it's dead.
It is probably dead, take it out. Use the shell for decoration if you want, be sure to clean it out by boiling it.
It moves 7 inch every 5 min or 20 inch and 9 min but in a day 7 feet i guess?
The planets are considered moving around the sun, even though the sun moves too (in tiny circles opposite the planets' motions). The planets are circling the sun. The sun (dragging the planets along with it) is circling our galaxy's center. Our galaxy (dragging the sun, the planets, and all the o…ther stars) is moving through the universe as well. (MORE)
a snail moves faster in cement because in the dirt it trips and falls ,and in the cement it slimes faster and doesn't fall.
Muscles move by contracting. Contraction of muscles makes them shorter and thicker which causes them to pull on the bone or part of the body that they are attached to, therefore making it move.
It is part of their culture and through the centuries they have been forced to move by people in an area where they are camped. They still exist in through out Europe and are still hated. I have seen gypsies in Germany, Italy, and Russia.
Because she wants them to be in a position at where they are warm. They do this to assure maximum comfort.
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It doesn't it only looks like it does because your moving and its so far away that a slight angle change makes large movements of items in your view
Yes, you can. Carry the shell of the snail (of course with thesnail inside) and with your other hand, use your index finder andtouch the bottom of the snail, to make sure the snail does'nt fallout
Snails move faster on rough objects as the sticky liquid they use for locomotion gets good friction and helps it to move. But on rough surfaces, the frictional force is much less and the snail can hardly move.
you take your feet and step... left foot , right foot , left foot , right foot... and so on or hop left right left right :)
snails do need other snails around them to be happy because they have remarkable senses and brains.
It gets better traction on cement that dirt. Just like an automobile will go faster on pavement than off-road.
Snails Move by bending their front body and then sliding the back of their body to join the front. Snails move slowly in humans point of view, but not in insects....
It lives in it's shell, and it moves by sending "waves" on the bottom of it's body.
First of all, your question should be: "How long have snails and slugs been around?" Simple subject-verb agreement. Second, if you do a search on Google for "snails and slugs origin" you will find that snails and slugs belong to the species named 'gastropod'. Third, a search for 'gastropod…', again on Wikipedia, turns up an article that states: "The first gastropods were exclusively marine, with the earliest representatives of the group appearing in the Late Cambrian." Fourth, just click on the blue text "Cambrian" and that will take you to a final article that tells you the late Cambrian is about 500 million years ago. So to answer your question: snails and slugs have been around for about 500 million years, give or take a few tens of millions of years. If you're going to correct someone, you should make sure all your facts are correct as well. Gastrapoda is not the name of a species its the name of the class. There are different genus in this class and many different species in each genus. (MORE)
i personally believe that snails would move faster on tiles because carpet is a rough surface and tile is a smooth surface... - lexii
Animal locomotion is accomplished through the force of muscles acting on a rigid skeletal system. There are three types of skeletal systems in the animal kingdom: hydraulic skeletons, exoskeletons and endoskeletons. Hydrostatic skeletons are primarily found in soft bodied invertebrates such …as earthworms and jellyfish.As the muscles contract, the fluid in the cavity moves and changes the shape of the cavity. In an earthworm, for example,a wave of contractions of circular muscles begins anteriorly and compresses each segment of the body, so that the fluid pressure pushes it forward. Contractions of longitudinal muscles then pull the rear of the body forward. whereas,in snails and slugs there is present the muscular foot.when there is need to move,animal produces the wave like contractions and relaxations and animal can move. (MORE)
well turtles are not that slow but i am pretty sure the only protection is its shell although a snapping turtle has its mouth
Snails move by using an organ called Foot which can be used for crawling, digging, or catching prey depending on what mollusk
Most snails move by gliding along on their muscular foot, which is lubricated with mucus. This motion is powered by succeeding waves of muscular contraction which move down the under-surface of the foot.
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none of those. milky way is a part of the galaxy and our solar system is a part of it. in this solar system the planets revolve around the sun and rotate on thier own axis
They move by rippling the muscles of their stomachs. This is why snails and slugs are known as Gastropods. IE "stomach - foot".
Actually both slugs and snails move the same way: One big muscle. The snail has one foot it uses to pull itself around. If you put a snail upside-down, you'll see waves. These are the muscles. Olivia the animal lover.
it does that so it can move ,the slime moves also to help the snail retrace its steps and so it can stay in place when it is very windy.--CA science industry
Snails use an undulating muscle called a foot to move. Secretedslime aids their movement by reducing friction between the twosurfaces.