Slug Slime Is A Liquid Crystal And It's Actually Pretty Incredible

You do not become a forest-floor-creeping mollusk on good looks alone; to crawl effectively, you need something with which to lubricate your wriggling, slimy, slithering self. Mucus, secreted in abundance from your entire body, is just the ticket. But slug slime is good for a lot more than whole-body lubrication. » 3/03/15 7:00pm 3/03/15 7:00pm

Kleptoplast Slug Steals Plant Genes and Lives on Sunlight

A kleptoplast is an organism that steals genes from other organisms, usually by eating them. Usually those stolen genes don't actually function, but not so in the case of the leafy green E. chlorotica » 11/26/08 10:54am 11/26/08 10:54am sea slug. This little guy uses plant genes to generate its own photosynthesis factory - after eating its favorite…