nice I love the comic and looked at your entry I think it would be epic to make a website for them or start a comic business! The possibilities are endless and who knows, maybe the world will love snails
Snails see the benefits The beauty in every inch Oh why, why, why, why, oh, why Are you quick to kiss? She bites at blades and leaves God damn you shrubbery Well Im sick of vanity plays Should we move to the UK? 'Cause life here in the states has escaped All the people above us. What we make of those people we love
I loved that song! I didn't know the band but it's the kind of music we like in this household, so snails will be playing some more, but along with the other songs hehe.
I found this while looking up some behaviouristic articles... it's a hilarious recount of the Cold War nuclear weapons drama. With slugs. And a ton of maths that makes my head spin! (It is a maths article primarily, though I just look at the slugs battling nuclear salt wars...)
Advanced slug technology is not just about incorporating Portuguese Man-o-war stinging nematocysts into the slug's own body for self-defense a la Glaucus Atlanticus, but the SlugTech genetic engineering department has now developed a photosynthesising slug. They took genetic material from algae and combined it with their own. To maximise the benefits yielded from the ability to photosynthesise slug babies eat a chlorophyll-rich meal as soon as they hatch and use the chlorophyll to fuel their energy production. Slug scientists theorise a slug could only require one meal in zir entire lifetime and spend the rest of the time sunbathing for energy. This way, the slugs hope, precious time previously wasted on feeding can be used for more profitable purposes such as developing more complex SlugTech to better the lives of slugs everywhere.
I found this story at a Norwegian weather site (www.storm.no/nyheter/sneglehus-taaler-ikke-lenger-sjoevann-3933684.html). The headline says "Snail shells can't tolerate sea water" and in the text: "The scientists believe that all of the ocean, from bottom to surface, will be too acidic for the snails all winter 2050. In the year 2100, the ocean will be too acidic for them all year."
Chromodoris reticulata nudibranchs apparently have, ahem, disposable penises. They use them once, then discard them after mating. And then they grow new ones and mate again... and discard the penis. Grow a new one. Mate. Discard penis ad infinitum. It regenerates in 24 hours so hypothetically they could do this every day for the entire length of their mature lives!
Just imagine all those discarded slug penises somewhere in the bottom of the sea.