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Do snails lay eggs?

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Snails reproduce by laying eggs. All snails have the ability to fertilize and carry eggs, not just the female, which enables far more eggs to be delivered.

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Snails are considered hermaphrodites, which means that every snail has both male and female reproductive organs. Snails carry out a mating ritual that lasts from two to 12 hours and ends with both snails fertilizing eggs in their partner. Each snail can carry up to 100 fertilized eggs at a time. Snails typically find a cool place with topsoil where they create a small hole for their eggs to be placed, protecting the eggs until they hatch.

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