[Sca-cooks] queenly slug sox

lilinah at earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 17 12:28:50 PST 2009

About slugs...

Slugs are hermaphrodites, and every slug begins with both female and 
male reproductive organs.

To mate, slugs encircle each other and exchange sperm through their 
protruded genitalia, which are located under the mantle on their 
back, behind the head. A few days later each slug lays about 30 eggs 
in a hole in the ground or some other protected place.

In many slugs, however, the penis has a cork-screw-like curl and 
during mating it may become entangled in the other slug's genitalia. 
So to separate themselves, one or both slugs chew off the other's 

Without a penis, a slug is still able to mate using only its female genitalia.
Someone sometimes called Urtatim

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