Reader Questions – Film Over Shell Opening

Hi there,

One of my GALS has been under the soil for 6 days now and has a film over his opening. Any idea why he’s been under the soil for so long and why a film has developed over his opening at all? Thanks in advance.
— Carly

Hi Carly,

This happens when snails go into hibernation and is perfectly normal during colder months. You don’t say where you live but if it’s not winter right now then you can try warming the tank up with a heat mat or giving him a bath to wake him up.

Good luck!

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