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Roman snail (Helix pomatia)

Helix pomatia is a common land snail found it Europe. It is typically used in french cooking, and is also known as the burgundy snail, Roman snail, edible snail or escargot.

Helix pomatia are nocturnal creatures that survive on vegetables, leaves, flowers and other plants. They are a hermaphrodite species, meaning each individual contains both sets of reproductive organs. As such, they must mate with each other to fertilise one-another’s eggs by injecting each other with ‘Love-darts’ made of calcium based Calcerus Structures.