As nocturnal mollusks, slugs tend to reside in dark places during the day, such as hedgerows, refuse or rotting logs and timber. Their habitats are very often close to areas of human presence, such as gardens or parks.Continue Reading
These hiding places are also where slugs will lay their eggs. Laid in large quantities, the eggs are held together by a sticky substance that yellows prior to hatching. Slugs develop gradually. They can lay dormant for up to 4 years.
They feed on the shoots and leaves of most field and garden crops, with a particular preference for ripe strawberries, tomatoes and head cabbage, which also provides good shelter during the day.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
There are numerous functions of the mantle in mollusks, with the primary function being to enclose and protect the internal organs. The mantle leaves room in the mollusks body for the mantle cavity, which holds air or water and serves as a method for respiration. Mantles in mollusks also provide a way for them to communicate with one another because of the bright colors.Full Answer >
Aquatic mollusks, such as clams and octopi, typically breathe using gills inside their mantle cavity. Terrestrial mollusks, such as land snails and slugs, breathe using their mantle cavity as a lung.Full Answer >
Limpets are classified as mollusks: like others in their family, they have strong, sturdy shells and produce slime to help them survive in their aquatic habitats. Limpets’ shells are quite attractive and have a unique cup-like shape that allows them to blend in with rocks along the coastal regions where they live. They also excrete special slime that helps them move over dry rock surfaces and helps with navigation too.Full Answer >
Clams, octopuses, squids, snails, slugs, mussels and oysters are examples of mollusks. Mollusks are invertebrates that have a head, a visceral mass and a muscular lower body part called a foot. Some have hard external shells and some do not.Full Answer >