Latest Snail Stories
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" â€“â€“ members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail.
Solitary snails change their dating and mating strategy when danger is near.
A sixty-nine-year-old amateur scientist has discovered that her garden snails have a homing instinct.
Canadian scientists have identified which environmental stress conditions encourage pond snails to remember and which make them forget.
How methamphetamine improves snail's memory.
Deep within the Kairei Indian hydrothermal vent field, two-and-one-half miles below the central Indian Ocean, scientists have discovered a gastropod mollusk, whose armor could improve load-bearing and protective materials in everything from aircraft hulls to sports equipment.
Unique structure helps dissipate energy that would cause weaker shells to fracture.
Indiana University graduate student describes research studying populations of New Zealand freshwater snails that reproduce either sexually or asexually to determine if sexual reproduction offers advantages in parasite-rich environments
Fossil land snail shells found in ancient soils on the subtropical eastern Canary Islands show that the Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa has become progressively drier over the past 50,000 years.
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.
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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