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Name: Donna M
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Age: 40s
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Date: 2001


Question:
Do land snails abandon their shells and move into new ones, in a similar fashion to hermit crabs?


Replies:
No, snail shells coil so that it is easy to make the living space larger by adding material to the opening.

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois


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