Post by Robert Nordsieck on Jan 5, 2008 21:01:56 GMT
thank you very much for all your friendly comments. As I wrote on the page, the experiment is really very harmless for a snail. Snails, other than us, can easily crawl over sharp edges, any snail could, as their foot produces suction and their slime reduces friction.
But of course, a large and handsome snail such as Lucy made a much better photo model. Besides, for all teachers, this is a rather impressing experiment to show to a school class (I once did it and it worked out just fine!).
Glad to have entertained you,
best regards from Vienna, Robert
"These imperial snails will never get us" (Han Solo). "TaH pagh taHbe'!" (General Chang) "Once More Unto The Breach" (Henry V.)