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GASTROPODA Cuvier, 1795 (slugs and snails)

Further Information

Lab. techniques To prepare microscope slides of the radulum:

1. Gently cut off or extract the head region of the dead snail.
2. Macerate in 5% KOH in a hot waterbath until the tissues disintegrate, (about 10 mins for a small snail)
3. Find the radulum (not always easy! Even adding Safranin to the alkali doesn't help)
4. Stain in Safranin
5. Wash
6. Make a temporary mount in lactophenol (but this tends to dissolve out the stain: need to experiment with other stains eg Lignin Pink)

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Cameron, R.A.D. & Redfern, M., 1976 British Land Snails
Macan, T.T. & Cooper, R.D., 1960 A Key to the British Fresh- and Brackish-Water Gastropods
Morton, J.E. & Machin, J., 1959 (Land snails) A key to the Land snails of the Flatford Area, Suffolk
Wardhaugh, A.A., 1989 Land Snails of the British Isles
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): http://users.skynet.be/jjw.myco.mons Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)

Freshwater

Janus, H., 1965 The Young Specialist looks at Molluscs

Marine

UK Seashells: http://www.fredandsarah.plus.com/ukseashells UK Seashells
Plankton
Newell, G.E. & Newell, R.C., 1973 (larvae) Marine Plankton - a practical guide

Planktonic larvae

Apstein, C. & Brandt, K.A.H. (eds), 1901 Tunicata, Mollusca

Terrestrial

Janus, H., 1965 The Young Specialist looks at Molluscs

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 49 general literature references to GASTROPODA (slugs and snails)

GASTROPODA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
MOLLUSCA
(slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 130 feeding and other relationships of GASTROPODA (slugs and snails)

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