Category: slug

Slugs like beer.The sweet smell of yeast attracts slugs to beer…

Slugs like beer.

The sweet smell of yeast attracts slugs to beer like moths to a flame. (And often it’s in a Solo cup that they meet their boozy demise.) “A lot of slug species feed on decaying plant material,” says Ian Bedford, head of the John Innes Centre’s Entomology Facility in the U.K. Beer resembles overripe fruits, which burst with naturally fermenting yeasts that slugs can’t resist.

There is a giant, hot pink slug. It is only found in a single,…

There is a giant, hot pink slug. It is only found in a single, isolated forest on an extinct volcano in Australia.

There is a slug that can “borrow” DNA from algae it…

There is a slug that can “borrow” DNA from algae it eats giving it the temporary ability to perform photosynthesis. It is the only known animal to do this.

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