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.
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.
, 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.
(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.