Monday, May 10, 2010

Snails and cockroaches share feast on muah chee leftovers

 Snails and cockroaches share feast on muah chee leftovers
Cockroaches are pests known to help themselves with leftover food but it seems snails also do the same, says STOMPer KC, who saw a box of muah chee leftovers being feasted on by cockroaches and snails.

KC found it interesting as he had never seen snails eating anything other than leaves and grass before.

In an email, KC says:

"I was at Toa Payoh and chanced on this.

"Someone left a box of finished muah chee and it attracted some cockroaches.

"I passed by the same place half an hour later and found that the roaches were replaced by snails.

"This is the first time that I see snails eating something other than leaves.

"Didn't know that they enjoy muah chee too".

 Snails and cockroaches share feast on muah chee leftovers
 Snails and cockroaches share feast on muah chee leftovers
 Snails and cockroaches share feast on muah chee leftovers

There is nothing new about seeing American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) feeding on scraps and garbage, but it is interesting to see giant African snails (Achatina fulica) incorporating food waste into their diet.

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