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Small snails

I rarely have many snails in my garden but I've noticed a lot of very small snails, they're very tiny. Are they babies and can I expect a snail population boom or are they a different variety? 


  • They will be babies - most will probably get eaten.  Take a look at the Snail Lovers Society thread - several different types.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,355
    A baby snail will generally only have a couple of whorls making up the shell. As they grow to adulthood they add more whorls so if you look closely at the snail you should be able to get an idea of its age. Remember that not all snails are bad for the garden and most species are busy helping you out by breaking down detritus and removing algae etc.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,269
    Thanks both. We used to have enormous snails when we lived inland, don't see them here. 
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