• Question: I think maybe the shells are inherited, because all the babies are lefties

    Asked by animalover2807 to Brown garden snail on 7 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Tomeu the snail

      Tomeu the snail answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      All of the babies in the video are ‘righties’. If you look carefully at the coil of their shell, and follow the direction of the coil from the pointy bit down, it goes clockwise. ‘Lefties’ go anticlockwise. You are correct that it is probably inherited but we need to breed a few more generations before we might see some more lefties.