Story: Snails and slugs

Powelliphanta life cycle

Watch a video showing two parts of the life cycle of giant Powelliphanta snails. They lay hard-shelled eggs that take several months to hatch. Powelliphanta are carnivorous, and actively hunt and eat worms.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - Flax snails, giant snails and veined slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007