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  • Sniffing for Slime.
     // Scholastic News -- Edition 3; 1/6/2014, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p3 

    The article discusses the proliferation of giant African snails in Miami, Florida and the use of trained sniffing dogs like Labrador retrievers by Miami, Florida officials to locate the hiding spots the African snails and to help get rid of the super-size snails.

  • Effect of Single and Binary Combinations of Plant-Derived Molluscicides on Reproduction and Survival of the Snail Achatina fulica.
    Rao, I. G.; Singh, D. K. // Archives of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology; Nov2000, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p486 

    The effects of sublethal treatments (20% and 60% of LC50/24 h) with plant-derived molluscicides on the reproduction of the giant African snail Achatina fulica were studied. Azadirachta indica oil, Cedrus deodara oil, Allium sativum bulb powder, and Nerium indicum bark powder singly and binary...

  • Registro del caracol africano gigante Achatina fulica (Bowdich 1822) (Mollusca: Gastropoda-Achatinidae) en Sincelejo, costa Caribe de Colombia.
    De La Ossa-Lacayo, Alejandro; De La Ossa, V. Jaime; Lasso, Carlos A. // Biota Colombiana; jul-dic2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p247 

    Its registers for the first time the presence of the African giant snail, Achatina fulica (Bowdich 1822) in Sincelejo city, department of Sucre, Caribbean coast of Colombia. The first invasion alert in the country was given by Corpoamazonia in August of 2010, for introduction of snails coming...

  • America's Snail Surplus.
    MOORE, COLIN // Outdoor Life; Oct2011, Vol. 218 Issue 9, p19 

    The article offers information on different species of snails found in the U.S. which include New Zealand mudsnail found in Idaho, Giant African snail found in Florida and Texas, and the Florida applesnail.

  • The GALS hit Florida.
    MOORE, COLIN // American Nurseryman; Oct2011, Vol. 211 Issue 10, p24 

    The article focuses on the eradication of the giant African land snails (GALS; Achatina fulica) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It says that the GALS have got into the state when the grandmother of the young boy, who smuggled three of it in Miami released it into her garden. It adds that the...

  • Role of the Age Factor in Eye Regeneration in the Gastropod Achatina fulica.
    Tartakovskaya, O. S.; Borisenko, S. L.; Zhukov, V. V. // Biology Bulletin; May2003, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p228 

    The dependence of the ability to regenerate the eye on the age of experimental animals was studied in the snail Achatina fulica. The degree of regeneration was estimated by light-microscopic and electrophysiological methods and by analyzing the motor response to visual stimuli. In older age...

  • BODY PROPORTIONS AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF WILD AND REARED EDIBLE SNAILS OF IVORY COAST.
    Otchoumou, A.; Dupont-Nivet, M.; Ocho Anin Atchibri, L.; Doso, H. // Italian Journal of Food Science; 2010, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p105 

    The chemical composition and body proportions of Achatina fulica (Bowdich), Achatina achatina (Linn�) and Archachatina ventricosa (Gould) fed a concentrated diet were investigated and compared with wild A. fulica, A. achatina and Arch. ventricosa. Wild and artificially reared snail shell...

  • The Antibacterial Activities and Chemical Components of Lipid Substances from the Cephalopodium and Viscera of Achatina fulica.
    CHEN Yin-shan; LIN Jing; XU Gao-yun; WU Luan-yu; RAO Xiao-zhen // Natural Product Research & Development; Jun2008, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p416 

    Lipid substances from the cephalopodium and the viscera of A. fulica were extracted with ethyl acetate, and then purified with silica gel column chromatography and thin-layer chromatography (TLC). They were examined separately for antibacterial activities and their main chemical components were...

  • Gut Bacterial Communities in the Giant Land Snail Achatina fulica and Their Modification by Sugarcane-Based Diet.
    Cardoso, Alexander M.; Cavalcante, Jana�na J. V.; Vieira, Ricardo P.; Lima, Joyce L.; Grieco, Maria Angela B.; Clementino, Maysa M.; Vasconcelos, Ana Tereza R.; Garcia, Eloi S.; de Souza, Wanderley; Albano, Rodolpho M.; Martins, Orlando B. // PLoS ONE; Mar2012, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1 

    The invasive land snail Achatina fulica is one of the most damaging agricultural pests worldwide representing a potentially serious threat to natural ecosystems and human health. This species is known to carry parasites and harbors a dense and metabolically active microbial community; however,...

  • Snail: From Present Perspective to the History of Assam.
    Borkakati, Rudra N.; Gogoi, Robin; Borah, Birinchi K. // Asian Agri-History; Jul-Sep2009, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p227 

    The article offers information on snail and related it with present perspective to the history of Assam, India. It mentions that it belong to the family of phylum mollusca and belongs class Gastropoda. They also have a noticeable spiral shell made up of calcium carbonate. It further discusses...

  • THE NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF THE FLESH OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL: ACHATINA ACHATINA.
    Ogbuagu, Marc Nwosu // Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural & Food Chemist; Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p2554 

    The nutrient composition of the flesh of giant African land snail (Achatina achatina) was investigated. The proximate analysis revealed that the snail sample is a high protein source (68.48 ± 0.55%) but low in fat (8.24 ± 0.02%) The analysis for the mineral composition revealed that it has...

  • South Asia.
    Ogbuagu, Marc Nwosu // Asian Pacific Post; 9/27/2007, p18 

    This section offers news briefs on several issues in India. Marathon wonder kid Budhia Singh was admitted into the Bhubaneswar sports hostel as a ward of the government. Call center employee Abhishek Sharma allegedly set his female colleague on fire after she refuse his marriage proposal. Giant...

  • Incredible Invasion of the MASSIVE MOLLUSCS.
    Baker, Geoff // Australasian Science; Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p32 

    Describes threats posed by exotic snails to Australian agriculture, environment, and human health. Description of the giant African snail; Impact of golden apple snails on rice farms; Research on the biological control of snails.

  • Assessment of acute toxicity of thiamethoxam (Actara® 25WG) to Achatina fulica and its potential ecological applications.
    Abog, Maria Kim Feliz N.; de Rivera, Jose Jaime Lorenzo C.; Estacio, Sarah Christina W.; Fidelino, Jay S.; Lavilla, Orlie John Y.; Pilapil, John Christopher A.; Tongco, Ma. Dolores C. // Science Diliman; Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p21 

    Achatina fulica is considered as one of the world's worst invasive species and is known to cause ecological disruption as well as agricultural and health problems in the Philippines. The study evaluated the use of the insecticide thiamethoxam (Actara® 25WG) in the control of A. fulica...

  • Giant Snail Intercepted.
    Abog, Maria Kim Feliz N.; de Rivera, Jose Jaime Lorenzo C.; Estacio, Sarah Christina W.; Fidelino, Jay S.; Lavilla, Orlie John Y.; Pilapil, John Christopher A.; Tongco, Ma. Dolores C. // Australasian Science; Mar2004, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p11 

    Reports on the detection of a giant African snail after entering Australia in a container of industrial pipes which was intercepted by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS). Regions where snails have proved to be pests; Confidence of AQIS entomologist Bill Crowe that the...

  • A Severe Case of Angiostrongylus Eosinophilic Meningitis with Encephalitis and Neurologic Sequelae in Hawai'i.
    Kwon, Edward; Ferguson, Tomas M.; Park, Sarah Y.; Manuzak, Augustina; Qvarnstrom, Yvonne; Morgan, Stephen; Ciminera, Paul; Murphy, Gerald S. // Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health; Jun2013 Supplement 2, Vol. 72, p41 

    Angiostrongylus eosinophilic meningitis is caused by infection with larvae of the rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis. We report the case of an adult who ingested a raw, giant African snail (Achatina fulica) on the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i and developed an eosinophilic...

  • O caramujo exótico invasor Achatina fulica (Stylommatophora, Mollusca) no Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil): situação atual.
    Zanol, Joana; Fernandez, Monica Ammom; de Oliveira, Ana Paula Martins; de Moraes Russo, Claudia Augusta; Carvalho Thiengo, Silvana // Biota Neotropica; 2010, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p447 

    The invasive African snail Achatina fulica was introduced in Brazil through South and Southeast States in at least three separate occasions. A. fulica is currently present in 24 out of 26 Brazilian States and in the Federal District. Dense populations of A. fulica are nuisance to human...

  • Gut Bacterial Communities in the Giant Land Snail Achatina fulica and Their Modification by Sugarcane-Based Diet.
    Cardoso, Alexander M.; Cavalcante, Janaína J. V.; Vieira, Ricardo P.; Lima, Joyce L.; Grieco, Maria Angela B.; Clementino, Maysa M.; Vasconcelos, Ana Tereza R.; Garcia, Eloi S.; de Souza, Wanderley; Albano, Rodolpho M.; Martins, Orlando B. // PLoS ONE; Mar2012, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1 

    The invasive land snail Achatina fulica is one of the most damaging agricultural pests worldwide representing a potentially serious threat to natural ecosystems and human health. This species is known to carry parasites and harbors a dense and metabolically active microbial community; however,...

  • Serotonin immunoreactivity in the eye and optic nerve of pulmonate gastropod molluscs.
    Zhukov, V.; Tuchina, O.; Meyer-Rochow, V. // Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry & Physiology; Jul2012, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p471 

    The article presents a study which examines the immunoreactivity of serotonin in the optic nerve and eye of pulmonate gastropod mollusks. The study used Zeiss Laser Scanning Microscope (LSM) 510 META confocal microscope to obtain preparations of eye and optic nerve. Study reveals no serotonin...

  • Mollusks Take Miami.
    Tregaskis, Sharon // Organic Gardening; Apr/May2012, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p88 

    The article focuses on the campaign launched by the Florida Department of Agriculture to eradicate an outbreak of the giant African land snail (GALS). It says that the massive snails threaten both backyard landscaping and commercial agriculture since they eat any plant in sight and calcium-rich...

  • EFFICACY OF FOUR MOLLUSCICIDES AGAINST THE GIANT AFRICAN SNAIL, LISSACHATINA FULICA (GASTROPODA: PULMONATA: ACHITINIDAE).
    RANDALL SMITH, TREVOR; WHITE-MCLEAN, JODI; DICKENS, KATRINA; HOWE, AMY C.; FOX, ABBIE // Florida Entomologist; Jun2013, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p396 

    The giant African snail (GAS), Lissachatina fulica Bowdich is one of the world's most pestiferous snail species. This invasive pest was discovered in Miami, Florida in Sep 2011. Shortly thereafter, an eradication program was implemented by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer...

  • Tale of a Snail.
    RANDALL SMITH, TREVOR; WHITE-MCLEAN, JODI; DICKENS, KATRINA; HOWE, AMY C.; FOX, ABBIE // Time; 10/17/1969, Vol. 94 Issue 16, p51 

    The article focuses on the damages brought by Achatina fulica, also known as the giant African land snail, in the U.S. in 1969. It states that the snails were collected by a five-year-old boy from Miami, Florida who found the snails when he went to a vacation in Hawaii in 1966. It adds that the...

  • MATE-CHOICE CRITERIA IN A PROTANDROUS SIMULTANEOUSLY HERMAPHRODITIC LAND SNAIL ACHATINA FULICA (FÉRUSSAC) (STYLOMMATOPHORA: ACHATINIDAE).
    TOMIYAMA, KIYONORI // Journal of Molluscan Studies; Feb1996, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p101 

    The mate-choice behaviour of Achatina fulica, which is protandrous, was studied in the field. When snails were classified into two age classes, young adult and old adult, there was a clear mate-choice behaviour in A. fulica. Old adults, which are capable of producing both sperm and eggs, were...

  • Distribution, feeding behavior and control strategies of the exotic land snail Achatina fulica (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in the northeast of Brazil.
    Albuquerque, F. S.; Peso-Aguiar, M. C.; Assunção-Albuquerque, M. J. T. // Brazilian Journal of Biology; Nov2008, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p837 

    The goal of this study was to document the distribution and establishment A. fulica such as their feeding preference and behavior in situ. The study was carried out at the city of Lauro de Freitas, Bahia state, Brazil, between November 2001 and November 2002. We used catch per unit effort...

  • THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL MICROSTRUCTURE OF THE ACHATINA FULICA EPIPHRAGM.
    STRUTHERS, M.; ROSAIR, G.; BUCKMAN, J.; VINEY, C. // Journal of Molluscan Studies; May2002, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p165 

    Microstructural characterization of Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 epiphragms and mucus secretions was performed to address two questions: what are the structure and composition of the reinforcing inorganic phase in the epiphragms, and what enables a durable epiphragm to form quickly in...

  • Partial purification and characterization of cellulases from digestive tracts of the African giant snail (Achatina achatina).
    OZIOKO, Paul Chijioke; Onyebuchi EZE, Sabinus Oscar; CHILAKA, Ferdinand Chiemeka // Turkish Journal of Biology; 2013, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p199 

    Crude cellulase was extracted from the digestive tracts of 30 mature Achatina achatina and subjected to a 3-step purification process of ammonium sulfate precipitation, dialysis, and gel filtration. This purification procedure gave 3 prominent enzyme activity peaks that coincided with protein...

  • Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity and Healing Potential of Mucous Secretion of Achatina fulica.
    Santana, Wagno Alcâ;ntara; De Melo, Cláudia Moura; Cardoso, Juliana Cordeiro; Pereira.-Filho, Rose Nely; Rabelo, Alessandra Silva; Reís, Francisco Prado; De Albuquerque-Júnior, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti // International Journal of Morphology; 2012, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p365 

    Achatina fulica's secretion has been recently related to antibacterial, antifungal, and cicatricial properties, and it is influenced by the kind of food offered. Therefore, this study investigated the healing potential of dressing films based on mucous secretion of Achatina fulica. Thus,...

  • Accessory Reproductive Organs Dimension of Two Species of Giant African Land Snails Archachatina marginata and Achatina achatina at Three Liveweight Ranges.
    Abiona, J. A.; Osinowo, O. A.; Eruvbetine, D.; Abioja, M. O.; Smith, O. F.; Daramola, J. O.; Ladokun, A. O.; James, I. J.; Abe, O. S.; Onagbesan, O. M. // Journal of Agricultural Science (1916-9752); Feb2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p179 

    A comparative study of the reproductive tract of two species of Giant African Land Snails, Archachatina marginata andAchatina achatina was carried out. Three groups of snails weighing 80-100,101-150 and 151-250 g were used in a 2x3 factorial design, with 5 replicates, involving a total of 30...

  • Comparative Differentiation of Morphometric Traits and Body Weight Prediction of Giant African Land Snails with Four Whorls in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
    Okon, B.; Ibom, L. A.; Ettah, H. E.; Udoh, U. H. // Journal of Agricultural Science (1916-9752); Oct2012, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p205 

    Four hundred (400) adult black-skinned snails, two hundred (200) each of Archachatina marginata and Achatina fulica with weight ranging from 50.42 g to 198.84 g and from 100.10 g to 184.00 g for A. marginata and A. fulica respectively selected based on active appearance, number of whorls and no...

  • Postcards.
    Rodda, Kelli // NMPRO - Nursery Management & Production; Mar2004, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p100 

    Reports on developments regarding the nursery industry in the U.S. University of Florida's Space Agriculture and Biotechnology Research and Education program which plans to land the first greenhouse on Mars as early as 2011; Petition filed by Monsanto and Scotts Co. to approve a creeping...

  • Lipids analysis in hemolymph of African giant Achatina fulica (Bowdich, 1822) exposed to different photoperiods.
    Lustrino, D.; Tunholi-Alves, V. M.; Tunholi, V. M.; Marassi, M. P.; Pinheiro, J. // Brazilian Journal of Biology; Feb2010, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p129 

    The influence of different photophases (0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 hours) on the triglycerides and total cholesterol contents in the hemolymph of A. fulica was evaluated, since there is no information in the literature about the influence of this factor on lipids metabolism in mollusks. After 2 and 4...

  • Epidemiological survey of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in the west-central region of Guangdong Province, China.
    Daixiong Chen; Yun Zhang; Haoxian Shen; Yongfang Wei; Di Huang; Qiming Tan; Xianqi Lan; Qingli Li; Zecheng Chen; Zhengtu Li; Le Ou; Huibing Suen; Xue Ding; Xiaodong Luo; Xiaomin Li; Ximei Zhan // Parasitology Research; Aug2011, Vol. 109 Issue 2, p305 

    The study was to understand the Angiostrongylus cantonensis infectious situation of rodent definitive host, snail intermediate host, and local residents in the west-central region of Guangdong Province in China. The snails Achatina fulica and Pomacea canaliculata collected from the survey place...

  • MORTALITY TO THE GIANT AFRICAN SNAIL, LISSACHATINA FULICA (GASTROPODA: ACHATINIDAE), AND NON-TARGET SNAILS USING SELECT MOLLUSCICIDES.
    CIOMPERLIK, MATTHEW A.; ROBINSON, DAVID G.; GIBBS, IAN H.; FIELDS, ANGELA; STEVENS, TIMOTHY; TAYLOR, BRET M. // Florida Entomologist; Jun2013, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p370 

    Laboratory bioassays and caged field trials were conducted to compare the acute toxicities of molluscicide formulations on the neonate, juvenile, and adult development stages of giant African snail (GAS) Lissachatina fulica (Bowdich 1822) and 3 non-target snail species in Barbados. Nine...

  • Action potential bursts in central snail neurons elicited by paeonol: roles of ionic currents.
    Chen, Yi-hung; Lin, Pei-lin; Hsu, Hui-yu; Wu, Ya-ting; Yang, Han-yin; Lu, Dah-yuu; Huang, Shiang-suo; Hsieh, Ching-liang; Lin, Jaung-geng // Acta Pharmacologica Sinica; Dec2010, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p1553 

    Aim:To investigate the effects of 2'-hydroxy-4'-methoxyacetophenone (paeonol) on the electrophysiological behavior of a central neuron (right parietal 4; RP4) of the giant African snail (Achatina fulica Ferussac).Methods:Intracellular recordings and the two-electrode voltage clamp method were...

  • ATTACK OF THE ALIENS.
    Margolis, Mac; Underhill, William; Overdorf, Jason; MacGregor, Karen; Krovatin, Quindlen // Newsweek (Pacific Edition); 1/15/2007, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p36 

    The article discusses invasive species of plants and animals, characterizing them as bioinvaders. A number of examples are given, from giant African snails in Brazil to Japanese knotweed in England, and the difficulty of preventing such things in an age of globalization is discussed. Scientists...

  • ATTACK OF THE ALIENS.
    Margolis, Mac; Underhill, William; Overdorf, Jason; MacGregor, Karen; Krovatin, Quindlen // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition); 1/15/2007, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p36 

    The article discusses invasive species of plants and animals, characterizing them as bioinvaders. A number of examples are given, from giant African snails in Brazil to Japanese knotweed in England, and the difficulty of preventing such things in an age of globalization is discussed. Scientists...

  • African land snail Achatina marginatus, as bioindicator of environmental pollution.
    Achuba, Fidelis I. // North-Western Journal of Zoology; 2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1 

    Activity of xanthine oxidase, levels of lipid peroxidation and ascorbic acid were studied in African land snail (Achatina marginatus) from two sites with different pollution potentials. Lipid peroxidation was significantly higher in the snails from the polluted site compared to the value...

  • GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF AFRICAN GIANT LAND SNAIL (Achatina achatina) FED VARYING DIETARY PROTEIN AND ENERGY LEVELS.
    Ani, A. O.; Ogbu, C. C.; Elufidipe, C. O.; Ugwuowo, L. C. // Journal of Agricultural & Biological Science; Feb2013, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p184 

    The rational for the study was to investigate the combined effect of dietary protein (CP) and energy levels on the performance of a species of African giant land snail: Achatina achatina. Two hundred and forty (240) 8 weeks old Achatina achatina were used for the study. The study involved 16...

  • NADPH-diaphorase activity in the digestive system of gastropod molluscs Achatina fulica and Littorina littorea.
    O. Zaitseva; T. Kuznetsova; T. Markosova // Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry & Physiology; Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p125 

    Abstract  Distribution and morphological peculiarities of nitroxidergic elements throughout the entire length of digestive tract was studied for the first time in gastropod molluscs Littorina littorea (Prosobranchia) and Achatina fulica (Pulmonata) using histochemical detection of...

  • Giant African Snail/Walking Catfish/Brown Treesnake...
    Wehner, Karey // School Library Journal; Jan2009, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p91 

    The article reviews the books "Giant African Snail" and "Walking Catfish" by Susan H. Gray, as well as "Brown Treesnake" by Barbara A. Somervill, all part of the Animal Invaders book series.

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