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Florida Leatherleaf Slug (Leidyula floridana)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Florida Leatherleaf Slug (Leidyula floridana) I One of the native Mollusca who function mostly as decomposers so are beneficial. “Florida’s generally sandy soil is not conducive to slugs, but they occur where organic matter is abundant, and of course the generally humid conditions favor slug survival.” (source: UF IFAS) soooo, if slugs are a problem in your yard, seems the solution would be to forego all the fertilizers necessary to keep exotics in peak condition and plant native plants which are adapted to the existing soils. 29 kata lagi


Abalone- mollusk we will soon only see on a postcard

The South African abalone, Haliotis midae, is one of the largest molluscs on earth, attaining a weight of nearly 2kg and a ripe old age of 20 years. 376 kata lagi

Marine Wildlife

Glaucus Atlanticus - The Blue Dragon

Quick Facts

Class: Gastropoda
Other Names: Sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug
Found: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean… 491 kata lagi


Musky octopus: the small octopus

Musky octopus, Eledone moschata, is a kind of mollusk much like the octopus, who lives mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, where it is considered a delicacy, but particularly in the… 245 kata lagi


Sometimes I Wish I Was a Clam

What I strive for, on a day-to-day basis, is composure.  I need to believe that I can get through a day without falling apart. I want to be able to go outside and garden and not worry that the neighbour may come over to talk to me.  374 kata lagi

Impact Of Losing A Spouse To Cancer

How Fake Mollusk Poop Can Save The Environment

Did a clam just excrete some brown particles in your hand? The good news is that it might not be poop. The bad news is that it might be…

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