Freshwater snails slime/secretion

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Freshwater snails slime/secretion

Postby Reberde Zinkauza on Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:39 am

May be a stupid question, but I have heard this morning in the petshop, and I don´t believe it:

Can the freshwater snails produce any slime or secretion, like the ground snails?
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Postby SnailTrail on Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:56 am

Yes they do slime :snail: ....they tend to slime a lot more when stressed.

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Postby Reberde Zinkauza on Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:33 pm

:o

all of them?

You mean inside or outside the water?
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Postby luvfishies on Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:33 pm

They all produce mucous, inside and outside the water. Ever handled your snails? Ever notice the slime trail that they leave on your hands?

At least, all mine that I've handled seem to leave their slime on me.
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Postby Reberde Zinkauza on Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:58 pm

Yes, may be I have feeled the slime in the hand, but I thought it was a feeling caused by the wet body of the snail.

My question is clear.
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Postby SunsetSnails on Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:25 pm

I wish we could find out how to make that slime, or maybe a substitute!!!
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Postby Franco on Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:58 am

I saw a show on the discovery channel about students making a robot that used the same mechanisms as a snail to adhere to surfaces. The robot had several panel like feet that used a "slime" as a medium for suction somehow. The robot could move and hang upside down on glass. Even the robot was really slow though but it was considered all-terrain. Apparently land snail movement is not very energy efficient and it takes like 80% of their energy from food just to create the slime which they slide along. I dont know how it is for aquatic snails but I am guessing that it is very similar. I think that because apple snails live in an aquatic environment that they do not require as much energy or slime to move because they have a constant supply of water unlike land snails.
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