In this period of slight temperature rise we go to the farm to check the condition of our snails left in the field.
It is very easy to come across groups of hibernating snails, closed in their operculum and dozing happily.
Depending on the climate in which the mollusk is found, the hibernation period can last for about six months before favorable weather conditions appear. Snails can indulge in this state not only from the cold, but also in conditions of drought and lack of moisture. As soon as conditions are changing for the better, mollusks wake up and begin to lead an active life. After waking up, they are very hungry and therefore eat everything that is in their field of vision
Its quiescence during the winter is known as overwintering. During the winter the Cornu aspersum avoids the formation of ice in its tissues by altering the osmotic components of its blood (or hemolymph); this allows it to survive temperatures as low as -5°C
There's still a little bit left until they wake up, see you soon...