[Histonet] snails and slugs
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
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!
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.)
>Jacqueline M. O'Connor HT(ASCP)
>Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development
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