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Giant African Snail

Giant African Snail – achatina fulica. This snail has two pairs of tentacles, the larger pair with eyes at the tips and a smaller pair located at either side of the mouth. The shell is conical with yellow and brown markings. It feeds mainly on plant matter and carrion and may eat the whitewash off walls to obtain calcium for its shell construction. It will lay several hundred eggs at a time which will hatch after only a few days.

Giant African Snail