Linkmarks

Items waiting in the Pocket queue: 0

Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
A 69-year-old amateur scientist has apparently discovered that her garden snails have a homing instinct.

2010-08-03

 garden home homing instinct snail experiment
Snails with shells that coil anti-clockwise are less likely to fall prey to snakes than their clockwise-coiling cousins, scientists have discovered. The arrangement of the snakes' teeth makes it difficult for the reptiles to grasp these "left-handed" snails. The effect of this advantage on the survival of Satsuma snails is so great, say the researchers, that they could separate into a distinct species...

2010-12-08

 snail evolution snake coil direction left-handed protection