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Giant African Land Snail, Achatina Fulica

Size/Age:

Mid juvenile 5+ cm shell

£12.49

The African land snail, Achatina fulica, is a docile gentle giant and one of the largest snails in the world. Low maintenance & perfect for beginners.

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Description

Size/Age:

Mid juvenile 5+ cm shell

The Giant African Land Snail, scientifically known as Achatina fulica, is a captivating gastropod mollusc native to the tropical regions of East Africa. Renowned for its imposing size , this species has piqued the curiosity of scientists and enthusiasts alike. With its striking appearance, the Giant African Land Snail stands out among its mollusk relatives. It boasts a conical shell that can reach lengths of up to 7 inches, showcasing brown and cream bands. This intricate design serves as a form of camouflage in its natural habitat. These snails possess a muscular foot that propels them along surfaces, leaving behind a glistening trail of mucus as they glide. Although their movement may be slow and deliberate, they can cover significant distances, making them proficient explorers of their environment. One interesting aspect of the Giant African Land Snail is its ability to change genders, a phenomenon known as sequential hermaphroditism. Each individual possesses both male and female reproductive organs, allowing them to mate with any other snail they encounter. This unique characteristic enhances their reproductive success, as they can engage in reproductive activities with a wider range of partners. After mating, the snails lay clusters of round, gelatinous eggs. Within a few weeks, these eggs hatch, giving rise to miniature versions of the adult snails.The Giant African Land Snail displays distinct color morphs. The Jadatzi morph exhibits a yellow shell with a pale body, while the Rodatzi morph showcases a yellow shell with a dark body. The Jade morph features a dark shell with a pale body. As an omnivorous species, Achatina fulica can consume a wide range of vegetation, but require a form of protein like dried insects to stay healthy, and a calcium source such as cuttlebone and oyster shell to keep their shell strong and sturdy.

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