CUBAN POLIMITA SNAILS (POLIMITAS CUBANAS)
They are of an extraordinary beauty. The ideal place for finding them and hoarding a good collection is in the most remote places of the famous Valley of Viñales (Valle de Viñales), in the western-most province of Pinar del Río, although they can be found in other areas of the national geography, but in scarcer numbers.
These terrestrial molluscs of the sacricia species only live three years and a half as maximum and the most appropriate moment for collecting them is from August to September, because from November on they start to hibernate underground until March, when they surface to lay from 15 to 25 tiny eggs.
They multiply rapidly since they are hermaphrodites and fertilise themselves. The colourful polimita snails are of a prehistoric origin.
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