Land snails are excellent entertainment and easy to care for. They are neat for children and adults, offering a zen and educational experience. These hand raised and cared for pets are are helix aspersa, a truly lovely type! Our snails are packed in a plastic container with 4 hole vents, a wetted paper towel, lettuce, a carrot or celery slice, calcium/oyster shell pellets, and moss to keep things from moving around too much or too quickly. For the hotter months there will also be a cooling pou
One lovely little snail
Two little buddies
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Land snails are really really resilient, and outdoors they usually cope with freezing temperatures by putting themselves into a sealed off hibernation. You can read about that here. The difficulty that transit presents is the change in temperatures that can be quite quick and large (like from a hot truck to a freezing outdoor mailbox). And younger ones have a harder time coping than larger ones (paywall, but the abstract spells out the findings).
Come January these babies should be in at a sturdy shippable size, but I do my best to make sure that they are comfortable on their journey in the heat or cold.