Snails use their slime to help them move, stop them drying out and to scare off predators.
The UK wants gardeners to stop thinking of slugs and snails as pests and to embrace garden biodiversity. Is it worth considering in Australia?
The Blob, a long-lasting mass of warm water, sat off the Pacific coast of North America for years, bringing new species to formerly cold waters. What allows some to survive while others fade away?
Australia’s invertebrates have an ancient lineage and a fascinating evolution. Get up close with macrophotography to discover tiny, unique animals you’ve probably never seen before.
Rare left-coiled shells in garden snails turn out to be a developmental accident not an inherited trait.
Barnacles are an invasive species, carried worldwide along shipping routes. But Japan has a local solution: predatory and herbivorous snails feed on the barnacles and limit their spread.
Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
A historical trail through its medicinal properties.
One thing I can tell you is that a snail’s bottom is right over its head.
It has been reported that at least one snail lived as many as 14 years in captivity. His name was George and he lived in Hawaii, in the United States.
New research reveals how stress could alter our perceptions about which animals are ‘smart’.
Pond snails use things like rocks or the side of their aquarium as their bed, attaching themselves while they sleep. This might not seem very relaxing but their shells do hang away from their body.
There’s a terrifying species that spreads rapidly, breeds prolifically and eats hundreds of plants. But the first research into the actual harm caused by giant African land snails found … not much.
Snail shells appear to be part of the creatures’ immune system.