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2014-12-10 16:22:31

Patented Momento Pearl(TM) Saves Your Precious Moments in a Pearl SAN DIMAS, Calif., Dec.

2014-11-24 23:12:31

Sea of Pearls partners with charity PADRES Contra El Cáncer® (PADRES): I Am HOPE® to create the Sea of HOPE Campaign, raising funds and awareness for children with cancer and their

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2014-08-25 04:52:12

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that Homo sapiens in Spain ate snails around 30,000 years ago, 10,000 years before the French, whose escargot dish is now celebrated.

Researcher Finds 'Goldilocks' Effect In Snail Populations
2013-12-04 08:18:59

A University of Iowa researcher has discovered that a “Goldilocks” effect applies to the reproductive output of a tiny New Zealand snail—considered a troublesome species in many countries—that may one day help environmentalists control their spread.

Hot Pink Slugs Discovered
2013-05-31 16:43:07

High in the subalpine rocks of Australia lives Triboniophorus aff. graeffei, a very bright pink slug variety. These slugs live only in the regions around Mount Kaputar, an area which owes its existence to a volcanic eruption some 17 million years ago.

2013-05-28 15:36:14

Snail shells coil in response to an lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles.

Giant African Land Snail Not In Texas After All, Says USDA
2013-05-10 07:23:37

Less than a day after a Houston-area gardener spotted what was believed to be a giant African land snail has turned out to only be a rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea), according to a USDA spokeswoman on Thursday.

Experts Warn Texans Not To Touch Deadly Giant African Snails
2013-05-08 08:49:24

Researchers in a Texas neighborhood are on the lookout for massive mollusks after a recent sighting of a giant African land snail in one Houston-area garden sparked interest.

Rat-Sized Snails Invade Northern Florida
2013-04-15 15:09:09

Officials in Florida are warning the public about a potential infestation of a massive African snail that can grow to the size of a rat and ravage both plant-life and housing materials such as stucco and plaster.


Latest Gastropods Reference Libraries

Copse Snail, Arianta arbustorum
2013-10-14 10:29:48

The Copse Snail (Arianta arbustorum) is a medium-sized species of land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. There are several subspecies that are recognized: A. a. alpicola, A. a. arbustorum, A. a. canigonensis, A. a. picea, A. a. pseudorudis, A. a. repellini, A. a. styriaca, and A. a. vareliensis. This species is native to Europe and can be found in the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Norway,...

Garden Snail, Helix aspersa
2013-10-14 09:41:55

The Garden Snail (Helix aspersa) is a species of land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae, the typical snails. This species is one of the most famous of all terrestrial mollusks. It has been placed in the genus Helix, in all sources between 1774 and 1988, and in most sources until rather recently. But in numerous sources since 1990, this species has been placed in one of three other genera, depending on the classification in relation to Helix...

Burgundy Snail, Helix pomatia
2013-10-14 09:35:00

The Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia), known also as the Roman Snail, is an edible species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. It’s a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when it is used in cooking. This species can be found in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, southwestern Bulgaria, northern and central Balkans, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and...

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Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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