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Free Content Adhesive Movement Characteristics of the Snail Achatina fulica

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The present study contains observations and recording images of the snail foot during spontaneous rectilinear motion on a horizontal glass sheet. Most of the analyzed parameters of snail movement and the folding of the foot epithelium showed linear correlations and varied according to strength. Snail velocity is strongly associated with the foot wave frequency and with the shift of the animal per one wave. This confirms the efficiency of the epithelium folding effect in the foot wave.

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Keywords: ACHATINA FULICA; ADHESIVE MOVEMENT; LOCOMOTION; MOLLUSCA; SNAIL

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 2017-09-01

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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