Slugs and Snails (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 133)


Author: Robert Cameron

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008203490

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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Slugs and snails are part of the great Phylum Mollusca, a group that contains creatures as varied as the fast-moving squid or the sedentary clams, cockles and mussels. The largest group, however, are the gastropods, animals originally with a single foot and a single coiled shell.

Slugs & snails

agricultural, veterinary & environmental perspectives : organised by the British Crop Protection Council in association with the Malacological Society of London held at the University College, Canterbury, Kent, 8 & 9 September 2003


Author: Georges Dussart,Malacological Society of London

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slugs (Mollusks)

Page: 324

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Slugs and Snails


Author: Sally Morgan

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781593890377


Page: 32

View: 604

Slugs and snails can be many different sizes and colors. Sea snails are brightly-colored to warn off attackers. Great black slugs can be longer than a pencil. All slugs and snails have a shell. A snail carries its shell, but a slug's shell is hidden inside its body. Book jacket.

Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails


Author: Phil Dyson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149698899X

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 7396

The poems in this book are selected from a lifetime of 'poetical prosing'. They have been placed in an order which suggests the changes from childhood to old age. Before putting it into the hands of your nearest and dearest, you'd better read them yourself.

Pest Slugs and Snails

Biology and Control


Author: D. Godan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642687990

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 3904

This monograph on pest slugs and snails reviews the problems they create as plant pests in horticulture, agriculture, and forestry, and also as intermediate hosts for parasitic trematodes, cestodes and nematodes which cause worm diseases in man and domestic animals. Here only those vector snails which inhabit flooded or constantly irrigated fields, water storage reservoirs or farm ponds are considered. Reference is also made to the role of pulmonates as carriers of the agents of disease - viruses, bacteria, fungi and worms' eggs, which may be transmitted to man with inadequately cleaned vegetables and fruit. The use of molluscs as indicators of chemical pollution of soil and water, methods of mass rearing of experimental animals and also marking methods are all discussed, as are threshold limit, critical number and the prognosis of damage in plant protection. A classification, an identification key and a systematic check-list of both pest slugs and snails and their predators are provided. The book reviews the biology, physiology, metabolism, reproduction and dispersal of freshwater and terrestrial gastropods, and also the ecological factors which allow a population explosion to occur, thus increasing the likelihood of damage to crops, or the spread of worm diseases of man and domestic animals. The interaction of parasitic worm larvae and their snail hosts is also discussed. These aspects all form an essential basis for the resolution of problems of control.

Slugs and Snails


Author: Claire Llewellyn,Barrie Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780531146552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 29

View: 8376

Looks at snails and slugs, where they live, their enemies, and how they feed, grow up, and mate.