[Sca-cooks] queenly slug sox
Laura C. Minnick
lcm at jeffnet.org
Tue Nov 17 13:19:23 PST 2009
Mmm... lunch... tasty! :-D
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
"It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore
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