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2008-11-27 09:05:00

Hawaii's ongoing problem with invasive species such as snails and slugs, including their serious impact on plant nurseries and other aspects of the local horticultural industry, has been investigated and documented by four University of Hawaii at Mānoa researchers. It is the first documented baseline compilation of the distributions of all snail and slug species associated with the horticultural industry throughout the Hawaiian Islands. In an October-December 2008...

2008-11-25 20:25:34

A Texas A&M University biologist says research shows sea slugs are solar-powered and behave like a plant. Biology professor James Manhart says the sea slug's main food source is a type of alga that they digest while retaining the plastids in the plant cells. The plastids continue to photosynthesize and provide food for the slug. Manhart said the a slug can survive for at least nine months by trapping solar energy and converting it into food. We found that the slug has at least one gene...

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2008-11-25 11:21:46

Researchers have reportedly discovered the method by which sea slugs are able to operate on solar power. "Elysia chlorotica," lives along the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, and although it may not seem to be anything different from other common slugs, it has the ability to behave like a plant and harness energy from the sun. James Manhart, a biologist at Texas A&M University has been studying these tiny creatures for the past decade and, along with collaborators from several...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

PORTLAND - American hip-hop act Atmosphere of Minneapolis, Minn., will be at Bull Moose for a meet-and-greet and signing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. The event is free. Atmosphere's Paint the Nation Tour, with guests Abstract Rude, Blueprint and DJ Rare Groove, kicked off this September in the Midwest and will be at The Station Friday, Oct. 17. Together, rapper Sean Daley (Slug) and DJ/producer Anthony Davis (Ant) have released five albums. The Village Voice once wrote of Ant, "His...

2006-07-27 08:30:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- Rush hour in Washington brings the slugs out into the light. Each workday, members of a unique breed of commuters known as "slugs" line up, sometimes at regular bus stops, sometimes at special areas. Chatting quietly, they wait for strangers to pick them up and drive them to the office, or home at the end of the day. The slugs constitute a decades-old system of casual car-pooling that moves thousands of workers from the suburbs to the city, with no money...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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