pond snail

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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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Researchers used pond snails to find out more about how the brain stores memories of things learned in quick succession.
Professor Kevin Staras said: "Balancing risk and survival is common to most organisms and by focusing on pond snails as a model, we're able to gain insight into similar mechanisms in complex animals where these questions are much more difficult to investigate."
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.
Ciliary locomotion, when muscular contractions are not seen in the foot, was described for pond snails such as Lymnaea stagnalis (Lister, 1694: Kaiser, 1960).
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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.