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The photo is of two slugs but notice the thing coming out of both of them; it seems like it is attached. What is this world coming to? :dunno:

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Its kind of entomologyish. Sorry. Just asking opinions of those who are well versed in the area of insects and the like.

 

I was able to figure it out. Pretty disgusting process. Sorry for not putting this thread in the appropriate section.

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Nothing to get your day started quite like slug porn. :hyst:

 

 

Reproduction

Slugs are hermaphrodites, having both female and male reproductive organs. Once a slug has located a mate, they encircle each other and sperm is exchanged through their protruded genitalia. A few days later around 30 eggs are laid into a hole in the ground, or under the cover of objects such as fallen logs.

 

For a species of slug that has an unusually elaborate mating procedure, see Great grey slug.

 

A commonly seen practice among many slugs is apophallation. The penis of these species is curled like a cork-screw and often becomes entangled in their mate's genitalia in the process of exchanging sperm. When all else fails, apophallation allows the slugs to separate themselves by one or both of the slugs chewing off the other's penis. Once its penis has been removed, a slug is still able to mate subsequently, but using only the female parts of its reproductive system

 

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"apophallation allows the slugs to separate themselves by one or both of the slugs chewing off the other's penis." :bugeyes:

 

I've never been happier not to be a slug. Forget "continuation of the species". I think I would have to remain celibate.

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well, slugs really have nothing to do with entomology or anything entomology-ish.... and I too, am very happy to not be one!!

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They may not be insects but they hang out where the insects roam. Again, sorry to post it here I was just curious.

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well, slugs really have nothing to do with entomology or anything entomology-ish.... and I too, am very happy to not be one!!

 

If you don't have a slug fly in your box, you don't know what you're missing.

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