An electric fence to keep snails out of your vegetable garden

Here's a vegetable gardener who didn't want to share his bounty with slugs and snails, so he strung an electric barrier around the perimeter of his raised bed garden. Anytime a voracious mollusk attempts to enter the garden, it must first crawl over a pair of electrified wires, where it receives a mild shock sufficient to thwart its plans.

The gardener has kindly posted instructions for others interested in making a 9 volt electric snail/slug fence. Read the rest

Tiny snail swims like a bee flies

Limacina helicina, a mini sea snail, moves using "underwater flight," write researchers in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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Stressed snails forgetful

Stressed-out snails have trouble remembering things they have been taught, according to a new study. [This is Devon] Read the rest

Giant snails invade Florida

"One female can produce 1,200 eggs a year and they eat stucco" [Gizmodo] Read the rest

Snails inadvertantly massage woman's face

At a beauty salon in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, an employee performs a "medical-cosmetic" massage on a client using African snails. The salon is the only one in the region using the "snails method", which owner Alyona Zlotnikova claims can speed skin regeneration and eliminate wrinkles. Photo: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushinclaimed. Read the rest