[Histonet] snails and slugs

Gayle Callis gcallis <@t> montana.edu
Wed Sep 8 15:33:24 CDT 2004

The shell is calcified but not pure calcium, so there is a protein type 
matrix there, not sure what matrix consists of??    A relaxed snail only 
comes partially out of its shell, and never really reaches true "slug" 
stage!!   Snails are tenacious and only like to "hang out" rather than 
"fall out" completely from shell.  Hmmm for quick return into protective 
calcified "home"?

By the way, I have an un-opened jar "Slug" preserves from Seattle - where 
10 billion slugs can't be wrong and love to live!  And you haven't lived 
until you have been slimed by a slug!  Firsthand knowledge and a hilarious 

Enough of this slimey conversation!

Gayle Callis

At 12:09 PM 9/8/2004, you wrote:
>Out of curiosity - is the shell made of calcium?  I'm asking because I
>really don't know - not a trick question?  Isn't a snail out of it's shell
>just a slug?
>(Now THAT is a joke.)
>Jackie O'
>Jacqueline M. O'Connor HT(ASCP)
>Abbott Laboratories
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