[Sca-cooks] queenly slug sox
susanrlin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 12:36:19 PST 2009
I love education but this is probably more information about slugs than I
ever needed to know! And I need a good mind eraser to get rid of the mental
image I now have ;-)
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM, <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 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 penis.
> Without a penis, a slug is still able to mate using only its female
> Someone sometimes called Urtatim
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