How do snails drink water? see how snails “drink” water
Snails – both land and those that live in water bodies – need water. They need it to digest food, maintain body temperature, and to produce protective mucus. If there is not enough water, the snail can even fall into a “coma”: hide in the house and not stick out – to save the rest of the moisture. Therefore, people who keep such “pets” either put a bowl of water in their aquarium, or spray the walls and soil of the terrarium with liquid daily.
And now the most interesting thing: see how the snail “drinks” water:
Another angle, here the movement of the liquid can be seen better:
As you can see, a drop of water spreads over the body, and is not absorbed into the mouth, as it may seem from the outside. And it happens so fast because of the surface tension of the drop that actually surrounds the snail and it absorbs it through its skin.