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

University of Iowa Finding may one day help control invasive species 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. Known in the United States as the “New Zealand mud snail,” the freshwater snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) grows to a length of about one-quarter inch in...

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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the earliest pillars of life on our ancient Earth can still be seen from time to time. Coral, for instance, takes many years to form and can give us a glimpse into the way things once were. The areas where coral grows have even recently been shown to have been dependent on volcanic activity in the earliest days of our planet. Today, the discovery of yet another ancient wonder has been making the rounds across the web,...

2013-05-28 15:36:14

Snail shells coil in response to an lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal EvoDevo. In contrast the shell mantle of limpets, whose shells do not coil, have a symmetrical pattern of the protein Decapentaplegic (Dpp). There are many hundreds of different kinds of gastropods (slugs snail and limpets) - second only in number of species to insects. They have adapted to live on land as well as in fresh water and marine...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a day after a Houston-area gardener spotted what was believed to be a giant African land snail, a USDA spokeswoman reported Thursday (May 9) the creature is actually a rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea). The rosy wolfsnail, also known as the cannibal snail, is a native North American species and is commonly found in Texas. Tanya Espinosa of the USDA said there is no evidence that the giant African land snail is in Texas....

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People in a Texas neighborhood may be looking for massive mollusks after a recent sighting of a giant African land snail in one Houston-area garden sparked interest. However, researchers are warning people to stay away from the supersized slugs as they are dangerous to touch because they have been known to carry meningitis. Anyone coming into contact with the creatures should wash their hands immediately. Autumn Smith-Herron,...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The snails have also been known to carry a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis in humans. “They're a trifecta,” said Denise Feiber, the public information director of the Division of Plant Industry in...

2012-12-09 05:04:27

HOT GIRLS PEARLS to be Featured in "Why Didn't I Think of That" Segment Dec. 7th NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 HOT GIRLS PEARLS, the popular first-of-its-kind line of freezable jewelry, will have its moment to shine on ABC's "Katie" at 3 p.m. EST on Friday, December 7, 2012. Joining a select group of fellow inventors, Hot Girls Pearls creator Constance Sherman will pitch her pearls in the vein of the popular TV show "Shark Tank". A panel, including Lori Granier from that show,...

2012-10-07 23:03:28

Joy Behar, of The View, Reviews Hot Girls Pearls on OpenSky.com on October 7th. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 06, 2012 Online shoppers and cool accessory lovers: be sure to tune in to hot social media e-commerce site OpenSky.com (https://opensky.com/joybehar) on October 7th and thereafter. The View co-host and OpenSky.com celebrity curator Joy Behar will be reviewing and recommending HOT GIRLS PEARLS, the first-of-its-kind high-fashion frozen jewelry. HOT GIRLS PEARLS, a collection of...

2012-07-26 23:00:52

In Honor of National Sisters' Day and International Friendship Day, August 5th, HOT GIRLS PEARLS Offers Online Sale on "Cool" Jewelry New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Sunday, August 5th, is National Sisters' Day and International Friendship Day, double inspiration to celebrate our bonds with the important women in our lives. Innovative jewelry company HOT GIRLS PEARLS costume jewelry tm, created to fashionably promote women's wellness, recognizes the significance of such a commemorative...


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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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