A snail is an insect and non-perishable food item.
- Main article: Fishing
Snails can technically be used as bait for fishing. However, current fish only respond to Little Bait Fish, Worm, Cricket, Grasshopper, Cockroach and Maggots as bait, so doing so is not advised.
Snails can be consumed, reducing hunger at the cost of a lot of unhappiness, and with a chance of sickening the player when uncooked. They can be cooked to reduce more hunger and make safe for consumption, however the unhappiness effect will remain.
|Dangerous uncooked, may cause sickness.|
|Dangerous, will cause sickness.|
- Main article: Foraging
When foraging, snails can be found on certain
natural_exterior tiles, such as grass, sand, or gravel, and are more likely to be found during the rain and at night. They are most common in Forest, Deep Forest, and Vegetation, but can also be found in Farms and Farmland terrains.
Snails can be found in all seasons but Winter, March through November. However, while forageable in Spring they are less likely to be found in March and April than other months.
Snails are part of the "Animals" loot category, and require a tier 3 foraging skill to be found. Having the fisherman occupation or angler trait will increase the player's ability to find snails.
From items_food.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
DisplayName = Snail,
DisplayCategory = Food,
Type = Food,
Weight = 0.1,
Icon = Snail,
DangerousUncooked = TRUE,
FishingLure = true,
IsCookable = TRUE,
MinutesToCook = 5,
MinutesToBurn = 25,
HungerChange = -5,
UnhappyChange = 20,
Calories = 90,
Carbohydrates = 2.11,
Lipids = 1.9,
Proteins = 17.41,
WorldStaticModel = Snail_Ground,