If you’re not sure whether your snail is dead there are a few things you can do to check. First gently poke the snail with a finger or a small tool. If there is no response the snail may be dead. You can also try lifting the snail’s shell slightly. If the snail does not retract into its shell it is likely dead. Finally you can place the snail on its back and watch for any movement. If the snail does not move it is probably dead.
If you’re still not sure you can place the snail in a container of cool water for a few hours. If the snail does not revive it is most likely dead.
If your snail is dead you can dispose of it in a number of ways. You can bury it in the ground compost it or simply throw it away.
What are the signs that a snail is dead?
There are several signs that a snail is dead.
If the snail is not moving and has not moved for a while it is likely dead.
If the snail’s shell is cracked or broken this is also a sign that the snail has died.
If the snail is not responding to prodding or other stimuli this is another sign that the snail has passed away.