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Busting The Invasion Myth Of The Spanish Slug
2014-06-19 03:34:09

Spanish slugs (Arion lusitanicus) are one of the most common slug species in Central Europe.

2013-09-19 23:29:41

Day two of the Microsoft Dynamics SL Users Group Conference; Sessions on the agenda include “Service Dispatch in a Nutshell (All I Need to Know in 50 Minutes)”, presented by FieldConnect,

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.

Disposable Penis Helps Sea Slug Ensure Clean Mating
2013-02-13 11:02:16

It seems a team of researchers from Osaka City University and Tokyo's Nihon University in Japan have discovered the first instance of creatures than can grow their own ‘disposable penises.’

Fitness Benefits For Female Sea Slugs May Come From Traumatic Mating
2012-08-23 11:09:36

A report published Aug. 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE states that, despite the nature of their mating being very traumatic and biologically costly, the female sea slug will mate more often than required to in order to reproduce.

2012-01-25 14:39:47

If you were a blind, cannibalistic sea slug, living among others just like you, nearly every encounter with another creature would require a simple cost/benefit calculation: Should I eat that, do nothing or flee?

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2011-03-08 09:25:26

A research study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is participating has found evidence that suggests that the key to locomotion in snails stems from the animal’s complex muscle movements, and not from its mucus, as had been previously thought.

2009-08-12 23:07:34

Sea slugs found on a New Zealand beach held enough of a poisonous substance to kill laboratory mice, scientists said Wednesday. Researchers have not yet determined what the toxin is or whether it is responsible for the deaths of two dogs that apparently ingested something deadly on Narrow Neck Beach in Auckland, The New Zealand Herald reported. Paul McNabb, an algae specialist at the Cawthron Institute, said the next step is to determine if the toxin in the slugs is the same as the toxin in...

2009-07-31 08:35:00

A collaborative team led by a University of Hawai'i at Manoa researcher has published the first-ever assessment of snail and slug species that are of potential threat to the nation's agriculture industry and the environment, should they ever be introduced in the U.S.


Latest Slug Reference Libraries

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita is a species of roundworm that is classified within the Nematoda phylum. This species is found in soils where slug species from the Limacidae, Arionidae, and Milacidae families are located, with one common host being Deroceras reticulatum. The worm can be located in soil by using real-time PCR testing methods, a test that also distinguishes it from its similar relative, Phasmarhabditis neopapillosa. The life cycle of Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita begins in...

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