“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (an American essayist, lecturer, and poet)
In the picture: An image of a land snail, photographed using one of the techniques of play of light. (concept/technique courtesy: Shubham Alave)
Did you know:
Snails are split into three groups, land snails, sea snails and freshwater snails.
Most snail species have a ribbon-like tongue called a radula that contains thousands of microscopic teeth. The radula works like a file, ripping food up into tiny pieces.
Apparently, as they move along snails leave behind a trail of mucus which acts as a lubricant to reduce surface friction. This also allows the snail to move along upside down.
Interesting isn’t it!? Please share it, especially with kids. More fun facts at: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/snail.html