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Ever Seen A Reversing Snail ?
« on: 26/03/2009 20:55:50 »
Dearest Snailologists,

As a sheepy, I am of course capable of walking backwards..look..here I go ...*sheepy moonwalks*........." Shermoh !!! "



Take a look at Veronica Postlethwaite The Third,




Whoa !!..check her out !!..arrroooogah whoop whoop whoop fnarrrr !!...


Say Veronica needed to reverse !..can she ?..I've never seen a snail reversing and I am studying them quite literally all the time !!*

So, we've all seen a horse fly but have ewe ever seen a snail reverse ?..I suspect if I were to give her a mobile phone and some make up then she would automatically reverse  whilst on the phone and applying her lipstick........but I figure I'd wait and see what ewe lot say about the nature of reversing snails.


Ewe see..I just don't know.



hugs & shmishes

mwah mwah !




neil
I Luff Veronica
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**note to self about above ' note to self' *: What about slugs ?..can I say I study slugs ?
***note to self about above ' note to selves '*:Do you study slugs ?
*****erhhm...not really
****** Well then ! stop wasting my time !
******* Sheesh !!..talk about touchy !
********How would ewe like it having to talk to yourself like this all the time ?



 
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« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2009 21:05:35 »
I don't know about the ability of snails to reverse, but they are hermaphrodite so that snail is just as much a "he" as a "she".
 

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« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2009 21:56:28 »
Veronica says "Semantics...shmantics" !!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2009 00:43:09 »
I think that if ewe're a snail, there's no point in being recidivist.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/03/2009 10:04:06 »
Snails move by muscular waves along their foot. I don't think this can be reversed. Let's face it, without wing mirrors, or much longer antenna, they wouldn't be able to see what's behind them. A snail wouldn't want to reverse into a hedgehog or thrush!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/03/2009 11:07:17 »
I think that if ewe're a snail, there's no point in being recidivist.

Oh I don't know...the way they are a garden nuisance peeves me off. They ought to arrested !  ;)..It would save me having to gather them and put them in my neighbours garden !   :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/03/2009 11:09:02 »
Snails move by muscular waves along their foot. I don't think this can be reversed. Let's face it, without wing mirrors, or much longer antenna, they wouldn't be able to see what's behind them. A snail wouldn't want to reverse into a hedgehog or thrush!

Surely they can just point those antenna things back a little ?..voila !

I gather it must be the same for slugs !...

What other animals can not reverse I wonder !
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/03/2009 11:38:08 »
Women drivers......


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« Reply #8 on: 27/03/2009 11:44:53 »
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« Reply #9 on: 27/03/2009 11:48:48 »
I once heard a quiet beeping noise and I couldn't figure out what it was. After much searching, I found a snail reversing nearby.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 27/03/2009 11:54:09 »
Are you feeling alright Madidus_Scientia?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/03/2009 11:57:42 »
lol, it was its reverse warning beepers! you know, like on trucks? and i'm slightly drunk but that's not the point
 

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« Reply #12 on: 27/03/2009 12:04:27 »
Is it safe to come out yet?


My little chums here can't reverse.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 27/03/2009 12:07:29 »
lol, it was its reverse warning beepers! you know, like on trucks? and i'm slightly drunk but that's not the point
Okay, if you say so....
 

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« Reply #14 on: 27/03/2009 12:09:29 »
Is it safe to come out yet?
Yeah, but just make sure that you don't squash those reversing snails.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 27/03/2009 12:10:09 »
in australia trucks have to beep while they're reversing, don't they have that in other countries?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 27/03/2009 12:11:55 »
Yes, they do. At least in NZ they do.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 27/03/2009 12:13:20 »
Good. That means my joke is internationally funny.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 27/03/2009 12:18:35 »
Well...
I hate to break your hopes but some people could argue against that... :)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 27/03/2009 14:40:37 »
What other animals can not reverse I wonder !

Kangaroos?  Push-me-pull-yous?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 28/03/2009 01:17:19 »

*note to self: Do not give the impression you study snails.
**note to self about above ' note to self' *: What about slugs ?..can I say I study slugs ?
***note to self about above ' note to selves '*:Do you study slugs ?
*****erhhm...not really
****** Well then ! stop wasting my time !
******* Sheesh !!..talk about touchy !
********How would ewe like it having to talk to yourself like this all the time ?


Sometimes I really worry about you, Neil.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 24/04/2009 12:22:20 »
I don't know about the ability of snails to reverse, but they are hermaphrodite so that snail is just as much a "he" as a "she".

not all of them! There are also snailspecies of different sexes! like most of the ctenobranchias ;-)
 

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« Reply #22 on: 30/04/2009 11:28:25 »
Women drivers......


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After saying that i doubt you could run fast enough!
 

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