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  Snail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Snails are found in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments.
Snail shells, like those of the Nautilus, are one example of the appearance of the phi, the golden ratio, in nature.
Snails are also popular in Portugal, where they are called "caracóis" (Portuguese for "snails"), and served in cheap snack houses and taverns, usually boiled with garlic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Snail   (1073 words)

 Eye to Eye With Garden Snails
To awaken a snail which is attached to a surface, gently remove the snail from the surface and dip it into water.
Snails which withdraw into their shells during class can usually be coaxed out by a brief dip in a shallow container of water.
One snail race was covered by the local newspaper and a photograph of the winning snail crawling across the nose of its "trainer" made the front page of the paper.
www.accessexcellence.org /AE/AEC/AEF/1994/liu_snails.html   (2545 words)

 kiddyhouse.com : All about snails for kids and teachers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Snails can be found in gardens, in ponds and even in the sea.
The snail is able to move on very sharp pointed needles, knife, razors and vines without being injured because the mucus-like secretion helps to protect its body.
The snail lay its eggs in a nest, 2.5 to 4 cm deep in the soil.
www.kiddyhouse.com /Snails/snail.html   (1314 words)

 Snail Kite
HABITAT: Snail Kites are found in tropical and subtropical lowland swamps and marshes with scant vegetation in Florida, a few of the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and South America.
Snail Kites may have more than 1 clutch in a season and become sexually mature in less than a year.
The female Snail Kite may desert the male and leave him to finish raising the nestlings, while she searches for a new mate to raise a second clutch of eggs.
www.peregrinefund.org /Explore_Raptors/kites/snailkit.html   (307 words)

 Gary the Snail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gary is Spongebob's pet snail, although his behaviour in several aspects resembles a housecat.
Gary is an intelligent, fully domesticated, sea snail born in Bikini Bottom.
Patrick has a snail named Rocky (which is actually a pet rock) with "nerves of steel".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gary_the_Snail   (910 words)

 Snails and Slugs Management Guidelines--UC IPM
Both snails and slugs are members of the mollusk phylum and are similar in structure and biology, except slugs lack the snail’s external spiral shell.
Snails and slugs move by gliding along on a muscular "foot." This muscle constantly secretes mucus, which later dries to form the silvery "slime trail" that signals the presence of either pest.
Snails and slugs have many natural enemies, including ground beetles, pathogens, snakes, toads, turtles, and birds, but most are rarely effective enough to provide satisfactory control in the garden.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7427.html   (2374 words)

 FAQ: Snails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Snails are usually considered disasters in a plant tank, but with dense planting and good plant growing conditions, the right type of snail can be very useful by consuming dead plant material and detritus.
Pond snails are football shaped snails under 2 cm in length.
These snails have a shape similar to the Pond snail, but their spiral is rounder, and they grow much larger.
faq.thekrib.com /snails.html   (580 words)

 Decollate snail
The predatory decollate snail, Rumina decollata, is a small land snail of southern European, North African and western Asian origin — from the areas around the Mediterranean Sea — that attacks and kills slugs, common brown snails, and garden snails.
The decollate snail, a mollusk in the family Subulinidae, has a fl body, a dull olive-gray foot, and a brown, elongated spiral shell with 4 to 6 whorls, tapering to a blunt end.
Decollate snails generally do not move very far from where they were hatched or released (unless that area is inhospitable), so place the snails in several locations where organic matter is plentiful.
ipmofalaska.homestead.com /files/decollata.html   (964 words)

 THE EVERGLADE SNAIL KITE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The snail kite became one of the first species to be appointed to the endangered species list.
Habitat: The habitat of the Snail Kite consists of fresh-water marshes and the shallow vegetated edges of lakes, along with the Everglades.
The snail kiteís numbers are not good enough yet to have the kite taken off the list, but there is hope for survival with a Recovery Plan and the cooperation of society as a whole.
www.orecity.k12.or.us /ochs/departments/science/species/snailkite.html   (1152 words)

 The Snail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A snail is at the bottom of a 6-foot well and wants to climb to the top.
The snail can climb 3 feet while the sun is up, but slides down 1 foot at night while sleeping.
H is the height of the well in feet, U is the distance in feet that the snail can climb during the day, D is the distance in feet that the snail slides down during the night, and F is the fatigue factor expressed as a percentage.
acm.uva.es /p/v5/573.html   (416 words)

 Case Study: Golden Apple Snail
Additionally, it was discovered that the golden apple snail was just as likely as the native apple snail to transfer the rat lungworm parasite, which can infect humans and is passed through undercooked snail meat.
This allows the snail to adapt quickly to changing conditions and expands its ability to search for food, prompting the snail to leave the water when the food supply below the surface is inadequate.
The snails eat the base of padi seedlings, then consume the aerial leaves and stems, all of which takes an adult snail between three and five minutes.
www.state.gov /g/oes/ocns/inv/cs/2312.htm   (470 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Snail
Fresh snails can be found in specialty markets throughout the year and are generally boiled first and then baked or broiled in the shell.
The snail is then cooked in boiling water for a very short period of time, the meat is removed from the shell and the hepatho-pancreas is also removed.
Small seafood picks (forks) are the utensil that is used to remove the meat while holding the snail in hand, or a snail tong is used to securely hold the shell while a pick easily removes the stuffed meat.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=34688&catitemid=   (455 words)

 snail eating snails
The snail reproduced rapidly in Hawaii and by 1958, 12,000 snails were harvested for release in other Hawaiian Islands, New Guinea, Okinawa, Palau Islands, Philippines, and the Bonin Islands.
These snails are ground dwellers, living among leaves, and sometimes burrowing in the upper one inch of soil (Fisher et al.
Observations on the biology of the carnivorous snail, Euglandina rosea Ferussac.
creatures.ifas.ufl.edu /misc/gastro/snail_eating_snails.htm   (1255 words)

 Snail / Escargot Utensils
Snails are also harvested primarily in the U.S. and Taiwan.
Snail tongs are a must if you will be eating the snails right out of their shell, as are the special thin, 2-tine forks.
Generally, snails are baked right in their shells, in the dishes shown below.
fantes.com /snail_utensils.htm   (161 words)

 Raising Snails, SRB 96-05
Snails are sometimes uninterested in mating with another snail of the same species that originated from a considerable distance away.
Successful snail culture requires the correct equipment and supplies, including: snail pens or enclosures; devices for measuring humidity (hygrometer), temperature (thermometer), soil moisture, and light (in foot candles); a weight scale and an instrument to measure snail size; a kit for testing soil contents; and a magnifying glass to see the eggs.
Snail egg is an excellent starter food for newly hatched snails, but they tend to only eat eggs of their own species.
www.nal.usda.gov /afsic/AFSIC_pubs/srb96-05.htm   (14210 words)

 William Cowper, The Snail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
No doubt the snail is a creature of anti-sensibility, but in the most romanticized sense.
That is, the snail is not one of the scuttling crowd who, fearful of vis-a-vis contact with others, make their way conventionally through life, lonely but in good company.
The snail is not un-social, he is energetically anti-social.
www.engl.virginia.edu /~enec981/dictionary/22cowperD1.html   (212 words)

 Snail Mail - README   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Snail Mail is an envelope addressing and printing application which interacts directly with the Address Book database in Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.
Snail Mail can also be used to print address lists which the Address Book cannot do in Mac OS X 10.2.x.
Snail Mail will remain UNDER-Ware and will be available for free with no features crippled for unlicensed use indefinitely.
nixanz.com /products/snailmail/README.html   (409 words)

 Snail Destroyer
Decollate Snails are snails that live in the soil or mulch during the day and come out at night and eat the snails and slugs that eat your plants
Snail Bar repels snails with a naturally occurring electrical pulse between the snail and the copper band.
The Decollate snail is a predator of the Brown snail.
www.growquest.com /snail_destroyer.htm   (1695 words)

 A Moment of Science: Sex, Violence, and Garden Snails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When you live life at a snail's pace, you'd better be able to mate with the next snail you meet without worrying if it's male or female.
That's why garden snails are hermaphrodites and can take on both the male and female roles in reproduction.
Now, since the garden snail is promiscuous and fertilization may be delayed, by the time the garden snail lays its eggs there may be sperm from multiple partners in the reproductive tract.
amos.indiana.edu /library/scripts/snails.html   (277 words)

 Mechanical Creatures from the Fluid Dynamics Lab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Snails have 3 modes of locomotion on solid surfaces: forward unduating motion, backward undulating motion, and galloping.
As the membrane undulates backwards, the resultant force on the membrane (in this case, the snail's foot) pushes the snail forward.
However, there are a few species that use a method of locomotion similar to that of Robosnail 1, and in any case, Robosnail 1 demonstrates a valid method of locomotion.
web.mit.edu /chosetec/www/robo/robosnail.html   (175 words)

 Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A cone snail has a cone-shaped shell, a fleshy foot, a head, and tentacles.
Cone snail shells range in size from less than an inch to 9 inches long.
A few varieties of cone snails eat fish, and these are the most harmful to humans.
www.emedicinehealth.com /wilderness_cone_snail_sting/article_em.htm   (202 words)

 Invertebrates for Freshwater Aquariums & Ponds: Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Pond)
The Japanese Trapdoor Snail, also known as the Chinese Mystery Snail, is one species of snail that is a livebearer.
These snails are an asset in smaller ponds to control algae growth and generally do not eat live plants.
Japanese Trapdoor Snails are very peaceful animals and should not be housed with any other animals that would like to make a meal of them.
www.liveaquaria.com /product/prod_Display.cfm?pCatId=1077   (289 words)

Conservation: the Partula snails are threatened by predation and habitat destruction.
Predators: The greatest predator facing the Partula snail is a carnivorous snail, Euglandina rosea.
The Giant African snail was also introduced to the islands accidentally by people, and is a problem for farmers trying to grow crops.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/partula.html   (507 words)

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 All About Snails
Everyone has snails in their garden, but many gardeners don't like snails because they have a tendency to eat the veggies growing in the garden.
This site is for snail lovers and kids who want to learn more about these interesting critters found in the schoolyard.
This is a thematic unit that contains activities with snails including snail photos, snail anatomy, snail life cycle, snail online games, snail crossword puzzles, snail worksheets, snail word search, a snail teacher's guide, snail experiments, snail activities, snail matching activity and how to keep snails at home and in the classroom.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Atrium/5924/allaboutsnails.htm   (145 words)

 Endangered Species - Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Comments on the draft plan for the Chittenango ovate amber snail may be directed in writing to: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luke Road, Cortland, NY 13045, by e-mail to robyn_niver@fws.gov, or by fax to 607-753-9699.
In 2002, ESF professor, Dr. James Gibbs, graduate student James Arrigoni, and Breisch initiated a mark-release-recapture study to better estimate the current population size of the snail at the falls.
The snails were then separated into Chittenango ovate amber snail and Succinea sp.
www.fws.gov /northeast/nyfo/es/coas.htm   (505 words)

Snails can be used as scavengers in tanks or small bowls.
Sometimes unwanted small snails are introduced (often with a live plant).
The best way to control their population is to prevent extra food from accumulating in the gravel.
www.elmersaquarium.com /10snail.htm   (374 words)

 SOFIA Kid's Page - Critters - Snail Kite
The snail kite is an endangered wetland hawk that lives in the freshwater marshes of central and southern Florida.
Because apple snails require a freshwater habitat in which to live, the survival of snail kites is strongly linked with Florida's hydrology (Mooij and DeAngelis).
Loss of habitat due to drainage of the Everglades is the major threat to snail kites.
sofia.usgs.gov /virtual_tour/kids/critters/kite.html   (134 words)

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