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pond snail

n
(Animals) a general term for the freshwater snails: often specifically for the great pond snail (Limnaea stagnalis) and others of that genus. L. truncatula is a host of the liver fluke
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The one thing you might like to introduce is a few native pond snails from a neighbour's pond - they're great at munching algae.
POND snails are able to sense chemicals released by their predators while they are still embryos in the egg, according to researchers at a Welsh university.
In addition to their published findings, the researchers also found the shield-like turrets in pond snails restrict access of therapeutic drugs to the channel.
Pond snails, as freshwater gastropods, represent vital components in freshwater macroinvertebrate biomass (Habdija et al.
He explains that pond snails usually breathe through their skins, but when oxygen levels fall, they extend the breathing tube above the surface to supplement the oxygen supply.
Materials and Methods--We used artificial-substrate samplers to measure density of Three Forks springsnails and pond snails in springheads and springbrooks of Three Forks Springs and Boneyard Bog Springs in 2001 and 2002.
To help check this invasive alga, the friends are asking people to supply them with pond snails and ramshorn snails that act like vacuum cleaners, hovering up the algae as it forms on the sides of the ponds and on stones.
But research published last summer suggests pond snails also can fix a bad situation.
Pond snails (usually apple snails) can be purchased at pet and aquarium stores and come in various colors.
Pond dipping is a great holiday activity and bugs to watch out for are pond skaters, water boatmen, pond snails and dragonfly larvae.
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified which environmental stress conditions encourage pond snails to remember and which make them forget.
However, figuring out how a single component of chocolate might improve human memory is almost impossible -- too many external factors influence memory formation -- so Lukowiak turned to his favorite animal, the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis, to find out whether the dark chocolate flavonoid could improve their memories.