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Banana Slug

The Banana Slug is native to the Pacific Northwest region and can grow to a length of 20 cm, with a few giants reaching up to 25 cm,  making them the second largest slugs in the world, the Limax genus in Europe is the largest. Read More….

 

 

 

Banded Wood Snail

The Banded Wood Snails can have many different shell colors, including yellow, red, pink, & olive. As the name implies, the shell usually sports dark brown bands. However, these may be absent in some morphs. If the bands are present, they can vary between 1 to 5 in number. Read More….

 

 

Black Garden Slug

The size of this slug varies, they occasionally reach dimensions of about 25cm at maturity, but usually are under 15cm. The color of this slug is generally black, as its name suggests, but the coloration is quite variable, and it can even be white! Young specimens are brown in color, which gradually change as they reach their mature state. Read More….

 

 

Common Pond Snails

Snails can be found in many places, like gardens, ponds, forests, and even the ocean. They belong to a group of animals called mollusks, which are related to oysters, clams & other shellfish. They have soft bodies that are protected by a hard shell. Read More….

 

 

Oregon Forest Snail

The Oregon Forest Snail has a shell diameter of up to 3.5 cm and is one of the largest land snails in BC. Its shell has 5 to 6 spirals, with lighter colored thin bands that cross each one. The uppermost swirls are often pale from wear. Shell color ranges from gold to dark brown, and lightning to amber around the shell opening.  As the snail matures, the shell can become bleached-looking, and begin to flake. Read More….

 

 

Robust Lancetooth Snail

The Robust Lancetooth is quite a common snail on the pacific northwest coast, its a very pretty snail, sometimes its called the albino snail because of its white body. This snail is commonly found in forest settings, it spends most of its time under rocks, logs, and moss, or down deep in forest litter. The robust lancetooth snail feeds on slugs, earthworms, and other snails. Read More….

 

 

 

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