Pink magnet slug doesn't need ruby slippers

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Pink magnet slug doesn't need ruby slippers

Postby Ali Perkins » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:42 am

<<Nudibranch alert>>

Apologies wreck-heads but I thought this was a fun article from NewScientist - and you've got to admit that's a he!l of a headline. :D

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2 ... ppers.html

It spends its days crawling slowly over the seabed in search of food and mates. Mostly mates, it must be said: rosy tritonias have sex three times as often as they feed. After a brief courtship and a few minutes circling each other, they copulate for over an hour.


The rosy tritonia is one of the growing list of animals that are known to sense Earth's magnetic field to help them navigate. It was first seen doing so in 1987.
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Re: Pink magnet slug doesn't need ruby slippers

Postby aquakiwi » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:40 am

No wonder the hedonistic little buggars don't live long.
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Re: Pink magnet slug doesn't need ruby slippers

Postby Andy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:37 pm

Makes you think about reincarnation, doesn't it?
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Re: Pink magnet slug doesn't need ruby slippers

Postby binklebonk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:33 am

After a brief courtship and a few minutes circling each other, they copulate for over an hour.


Over an hour? Really? That's just ludicrous!.. It should be more like

After a brief courtship and a few minutes circling each other, they copulate for two minutes and promptly fall asleep.


Till they sort that out they won't be evolving any time soon...
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Re: Pink magnet slug doesn't need ruby slippers

Postby Cameron_R » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:42 am

binklebonk wrote:
After a brief courtship and a few minutes circling each other, they copulate for over an hour.


Over an hour? Really? That's just ludicrous!.. It should be more like

After a brief courtship and a few minutes circling each other, they copulate for two minutes and promptly fall asleep.


Till they sort that out they won't be evolving any time soon...



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