Latest Snail Stories
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.
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.
Snail shells coil in response to an lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles.
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.
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.
Nowadays, an increasing number of rivers and lakes are being invaded by exotic snails, which come from remote regions, and even other continents.
A University of Alabama graduate student scored a victory for Mother Nature recently when he came across a snail species previously thought to have been extinct.
A new minute freshwater snail species belonging to the genus Daphniola was found by a researcher from University of Athens (Canella Radea) in a spring covered by snow on Mt. Parnassos, central Greece.
It's "Waterworld" snail style: Ocean-dwelling snails that spend most of their lives floating upside down, attached to rafts of mucus bubbles.
Snails, mussels, squids – as different as they may look, they do have something in common: they all belong to the phylum Mollusca, also called molluscs.
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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