News tagged with pond snail

Study shows embryos can learn

Pond snails are able to sense chemicals released by their predators whilst they are still embryos in the egg and alter their behaviour accordingly, according to new research.

dateDec 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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First evidence of sleep in snails

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in Canada noticed pond snails spent around 10 percent of their time attached to the side of their tank with their tentacles partly withdrawn, their shells hanging away from their bodies, and with ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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Chocolate makes snails smarter

Chocolate isn't usually on the diet for snails, but when Lee Fruson and Ken Lukowiak from the University of Calgary, became curious about the effects of diet on memory, they decided to try a flavonoid from chocolate, epicatechin ...

dateSep 27, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Can you make a snail forget?

Predator scent enhanced the ability of pond snails (Lymnaea stagnalis) to form memory following training, whilst overcrowding and reduced calcium had a blocking effect.

dateJun 29, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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