February 18, 2013

Are Snails Born with Shells?

Kaitlyn Boettcher, Mental Floss

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Snails can be objects of fascination for kids playing outside. Lucky for the snails, they have their hard shells to protect them from children and predators alike. But are they born with that natural armor, or do they have to find it or grow it for themselves?

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